eight chapters
in four movements

2015

PERFORMANCE FILM, COLOUR, SOUND, 63’ 11”. PRODUCED WITH THE SUPPORT OF JAN VAN EYCK ACADEMIE.











INSTALLATION VIEW AT KANAL-CENTRE POMPIDOU (2018); STILLS FROM VIDEO: WALKING FORWARD WITH THE FLOW (COMPLIENCE), WALKING BACKWARDS WITH THE FLOW (AWARENESS), WALKING FORWARD AGAINST THE FLOW (REFUSAL), WALKING BACKWARDS AGAINST THE FLOW (TRANSCENDENCE).

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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.
Mark