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INSTALLATION VIEW AT KANAL-CENTRE POMPIDOU,2018.

EIGHT CHAPTERS IN FOUR MOVEMENTS

PERFORMANCE FILM, COLOUR, SOUND, 63’ 11”, 2015.

 

eight chapters in four movements is a performance film shot at london bridge during the morning rush hour, walking forward and backwards, with and against the flow of the crowd, following the beat of a metronome set at its average pace. the performance is documented with an unnoticeable video device fixed to my chest and the entire filmed footage is shown uncut in a life-size video installation. the work is accompanied by a sound piece–a performance within the performance–consisting of the key words of henri lefebvre’s book "rythmanalysis" spoken continuously for one hour at 113 bpm. fragments of music mixed with field recordings, as well as references to steve reich’s "clapping music", repeat throughout the composition. the recorded action and sound-track are phased and only synchronise at the video beginning and end.

 

 

1ST MOVEMENT. COMPLIANCE, WALKING FORWARD WITH THE FLOW (FILM STILL).

2ND MOVEMENT. AWARENESS, WALKING BACKWARDS WITH THE FLOW (FILM STILL).

3RD MOVEMENT. REFUSAL, WALKING FORWARD AGAINST THE FLOW (FILM STILL).

4TH MOVEMENT. TRANSCENDENCE, WALKING BACKWARDS AGAINST THE FLOW (FILM STILL).

VIEW OF THE FILM INSTALLATION AT CAREOF, 2016 (PHOTO: THE COOL COUPLE).