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# 24 | Themomentwhenanappleistooheavyandhastofalldowntotheground

5. - 17. March 2012 / Calgary, Canada
In cooperation with the M:ST 5.5 performative art festival and the Alberta College of art and design


16. March 2012, Truck Gallery, Calgary

Claire Bartleman [ca]
Björn Neukom [ch]
David Frankovich [ca]
Jake Klein-Waller [ca]
Emily Promise Allison [ca]
Lauren Scott [by]
Yules Wai [cn/ca]
Karly Mortimer and Mackenzie Leigh Boyle [ca]

17. March 2012, Arts center, Calgary

Emma Örn [se] and Paolo Zuccotti [it]
David Frankovich [ca]
Desiree Nault [ca]
Larissa K. Paulgaard [ca]
Karly Mortimer [ca]
Mackenzie Leigh Boyle [ca]

photos: matthias pick and monika sobczak


Every moment is a multi layered phenomenon, framing our orientation and perception. It gives us an essential notion of living processes and exposes sensations which would be invisible for our senses without. Duration makes us aware of the relationship between the moment ´just before´ and ´right after´. It’s not a coincidence that we connect the idea of the past and the future with food, because the influence of time on food gives us a sharp image about the nature of transformation. We can witness these changes of shape, consistence, color or smell and after a certain while every organic material will fall apart, disappear and transformed in something new. This happens first at all biologically, but the consequences of this process strongly affect our notion of witnessing philosophically on memory. Even we would like to keep the moment of the first kiss, the biggest fail and the greatest success, fresh and tasty in a fridge, we have to deal with the effect on it, like time effects food and any organic structures. Ageing could be understood as an action.

Themomentwhenanappleistooheavyandhastofalldowntotheground is researching the notion, perception and use of time based processes in a context of an artistic work. Performance Art is able to express the moment of transformation in this full essential meaning like time gives to food. We will question this moment in the middle, the intensified dialogue between the ´just before´ and the ´right after´. Often we use poetry to explain these moments of standstills, of speed and not imaginable distances or duration between our experiences and their expressions. But what will remain and leave traces in the head of the audiences and how could it be possible to modulate this by using tools like long- or short duration, repetition or detail shots? How is it possible to describe the aftershock of time and how can we extend this in a performative way?