5 Chapters, 1 Video, 2 Records and a Radio Show is a team building experience where the audience discovers the performer by performing themselves; working together to figure out the multiple actions of the score. Participants enter into the artists’ studio, which becomes the stage in which they follow instructions to open, turn on, listen, watch, read aloud or play a record, negotiating the space as a collective audience.
The room is meticulously choreographed so that audience, with a simple amount of
curiosity, begin to understand what step is next, one action at a time. A performance
score is written on the wall and there is a small TV slide projector revealing a
selection of slides, meant as instructions. There is also a record player,chalk, a dvd
player and TV. A surveillance camera monitors the room from afar, so at the end of
the last action, through a live wireless mic, a story pours into the room through the
radio speakers, on the crooked wooden shelfs, of why the artist makes art.
performed on January 19, 2011
4th Floor, rm 415
Published in Emergency INDEX
by Ugly Duckling Press
Publication Date: 2012
Every year, Emergency INDEX invites authors to document performances they made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, their genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals a breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work as it actually exists today. For readers, INDEX offers a cutting edge view of performance as it is used in dance, theater, music, visual art, political activism, scientific research, poetry, advertising, terrorism, and other disciplines. For artists, INDEX provides an opportunity to document the most important aspects of new work, without the need for spin or salesmanship. For anyone interested in contemporary performance, INDEX is required reading. INDEX 2011 includes 249 performances and a comprehensive index of key terms used to describe them.