Friday, 29 December 2017

Golden Wall. Paradise. Sequence of Presence.

artist book in progress
Performances were executed in realm of Performa&Platforma festival GT22 Maribor and Out of Frame exhibition at Studio UGM, Maribor

Searching for the river, I come across a wall. I measure it out with painful steps.

The performative piece delves into the phenomenon of the wall (the intimate aspect of the phenomenon is brought out by the performance situation of two persons sitting and facing one another, a situation that socially represents the entry point in the representation of concrete reality). The visual material includes fragments from field recordings taken on the author’s month-long hike down the Wienfluss River in Vienna, where she stopped every few steps to take a snapshot of the wall. The walking is now continued by the movement of arms and hands, the silence continues. The past is passed on into the present by fingers coated in gold.

Supported by: Municipality of Maribor, Ministry of Culture RS
Photos: Saša Huzjan, UGM archive, Ana Kaps
Petra Kapš (alias OR poiesis) weaves her work between sound and radio art, timespace poetry, performance, books, and reflection. Immersed into the ethereal nature of sound, her focus is nevertheless always on the concrete presence of the body. Petra Kapš explores the aural aspects of contemporary society, the silence of an individual, and time in an asynchronous digital reality. She is currently exploring the notion of paradise.