Performance at Centre DAIMON

After my two-week stint in Gatineau, Quebec collecting footage during the first half of my residency at Le centre de production DAÏMÕN for Roadside Attractions, I will be returning to finish the second half, editing and preparing for the public presentation of the final performance.

Having documented several public “micro-interventions” that were carried out on the roadside around the locations where I was working and living, a three-channel video loop will become the backdrop for a 20-minute stage performance: projected video accompanying repetitive action (such as skipping), punctuated by live narration (anecdotal bits of text related to being in transit / in transition).

As negotiating new terrain is the central premise of this work, I continue to focus on parallels between performance and travel, and examine comprehensive states of “performative consciousness,” investing “performative” presence within multiple spaces / times. Still rough around the edges, the video work indicates a hasty editing process, but the point isn’t to make a perfect, polished work, it is rather to underscore an urgency in production and presentation; to visually embody the disjointed process of “arriving.”

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