DECOY 2010, Performance, Text, razorblades, projected images, ladder, speaker. Performance held as part of ‘Tables of thought’ exhibition and seminar organized by the European Arts and Research Network and hosted by the Finish Academy of Arts
28-29 April 2010, Finland, Helsinki
For this work, I presented a performance-lecture that combined the body’s physical action with the reading of text and the moving image. Each word was engraved on a single razorblade and read aloud from atop a ladder during the performance. My body physically cut into the projected image.
The sequence of projected images that accompanied the reading was drawn from found footage capturing the exact moment when a duck is shot over a lake. However, the sequence of images is reversed.
Once the reading was complete all the razorblades, or words, were collected with a speaker partially covered with gold leaf and placed upon the speakers’ podium.
Location: KUVA, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki, Finland.
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Text for DECOY 2010, Performance, razorblades, projected images, ladder, speaker. Performance held as part of ‘Tables of thought’ exhibition and seminar organized by the European Arts and Research Network and hosted by the Finish Academy of Arts 28-29 April 2010, Finland, Helsinki
it feels like forever
this weightless moment
that has me fobbing about
as if I never even learned the basics
much worse than sounding like a fool
this spastic nowhere acrobatics
head over heels
a common tumbler
sun horizon sun veld
oh look: it’s the hills!
solid ground approaching fast
at least when they kicked me out of the nest
I still made a show of resistance
even if it were completely futile
just one decent flap!
before I go digging up daisies
right next to that coocooing stiffneckbird
that duped me so
vlieg fokker vlieg!