methods for collapse 

BLINDSIDE GALLERY, 29 JUNE - 16 JULY, 2022.


Invested in visual liberation through counter-intuitive practices, methods for collapse (m4c) is a live performance score which will go through cycles of destructive processing techniques over the duration of the exhibition.

m4c is a resistance to our seemingly inherent desires for knowing, progress and order (aka holding the world captive). It is an attempt to parallel a queer desire for becoming unlocatable/illegible through the “collapse [of] all reference and reconcilability” *.

m4c is the beginning of inquiries into a performance language which dis-locates/dis-orients (-to never reorient). A language to scramble the ease between image and label; an attempt to generate a phenomenology of kin.

Open to the public with no unveiling or revealing, m4c unlocks the gallery from its usual function. Constantly in flux, the work enters un-made and opens to the public as a work-in-“progress”. The gallery is now a studio space, and the public are invited to witness the writing, development, de-development (deterioration), and final collapse of the score.

1.    Bewilderment by Fanny Howe [text more than partially irrelevant]

Schedule:

29th June - 2nd July     a site responsive score is written.

6th July - 9th July        performers learn the score.

13th July - 15th July    the score is pushed through cycles of processing techniques

16th June                    the score goes through the cycles before a final looping aka the final mode of the scores collapse.

Performed by:

Mara Galagher
Sophie Gargan
Roslyn Orlando
Anika de Ruyter

MORE INFO/BLINDSIDE

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DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE:

Wed 29

            12-6                  Writing 0

Thu 30

            12-6                  Writing 0
            6-8                    Opening & drinks

Fri 1

            12-6                  Writing 0

Sat 2

            12-6                  Writing 0

Wed 6    
        
            1-3.20              Learning 0

            3.20-4              Break

            4-6                    Learning 0

Thu 7    
           
            1-3.20              Learning 0       

            3.20-4              Break

            4-6                   Learning 0

Fri 8      
           
            1-3.20              Learning 0                   

            3.20-4              Break

            4-6                   Learning 0

Sat 9      
        
            2-4                   Learning 0

            4-4.30              Break

            4.30-6              0

Wed 13

            2-4                   0                                 

            3-4                   1

            4-4.30              Break

            4.30-6              0, 2

Thu 14 

            2-4.15              0, 3, 4 

            4.15-4.45         Break

            4.45-6              5

Fri 15

            3-6                   0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5             

Sat 16

            3-6                   0/ 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/
a mid shot of a white man standing facing the camera. He is topless and his face is bruised, tomato sauce drips from his nose. A brick wall is behind him as well as smoke.

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