“We falsely equate the audience with the public instead of always viewing it as separate from the public, as something by means of which we temporarily leave the public outside and rehearse new adventures in how to be together through being separated.”
The first phrase of the performance besides, compressed by communication (On Object Agency), that Martina Ruhsam and I did last Saturday online and Im Flieger* in Vienna, was a citation from Bojana Kunst’s book Artist at Work. The last phrase was a variation on Hito Steyerl’s How Not to be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File.
Here is the video of the screen recording (35 min) :
The complete text / script where we based the performance on and the logfile of the online chat are available from bram.org/besides
“We perform experimenting thinking together using words and things and the affects transferred via our voices. We experiment performing thinking together, We think performing experiments together, We experiment thinking performance, We experiment performing thought together using words and things and the affects transferred via our voices…” Extract from “besides, what are we doing ?” Notes on the performance series, 03 2016.
* In the frame of Stoffwechsel – Ökologien der Zusammenarbeit.