Single Channel Video
The Substation Gallery and various locations
Performance in Frames: Fetterfield, 2012
Faces meet in cyberspace as the artist projects his face onto unknowing individuals from live chat websites. Screened investigates contemporary interaction between people - one that escapes and crosses boundaries, longingly mediated by the screen. These live video portraits document the intimate encounters where performative becomes performance.
“PERFORMANCE IN FRAMES” aims to explore the use of the body or the human condition as means of expression from the framework of live art, performance art or body art. Towards interactivity, intervention or integration within the form and elements of film and video.
Capturing the human subject in performances or actions is conventionally seen as a mode of documentation with an audience in view. In creating a video work, the human subject is purposefully recorded and is more aware to the form and elements of the moving images (and sound). The performance or the act is now a critical component to the formation of a video work when the body is represented as a subject matter. What possibilities will there be without the dividing line of artist and audience, stage and the space beyond?
How does the ‘act of performance’ correspond with the elements and technicality of ‘motion-in-frames’ that negotiate space, time and situation within a context? What does it mean to create a video work based on action and activity? How does the artist differentiate the work when it is made in recording, as opposed to a live performance?