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Double Blind (Love)
posted: November 9, 2009
| I am doing the following performance at Black Mountain College Museum Arts Center on November 29 beginning at noon (here is the full press release):
"One day (what will have happened?), a far-seer will abandon his or her segment and start walking across a narrow overpass above the dark abyss, will break his or her telescope and depart on a line of flight to meet a blind Double approaching from the other side."
Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus
"By repetition you can increase the chance that your choice will sound as far as the borders of the network, but you also risk toppling over the landscape (previously filled with surprises) into a monotonous desert."
Annie Abrahams, http://bram.org/info/presentation/texte.htm
Double Blind (Love)
Annie Abrahams. Living Room, Montpellier, France. Sunday November 29, from 6PM until the end of the performance (Living Room will remain open until 23:30PM).
Curt Cloninger. Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina, US. Sunday November 29, from noon until the end of the performance.
Annie Abrahams and Curt Cloninger will present a telepresence performance, Sunday, November 29. Annie Abrahams (from the Living Room in Montpellier, France) and Curt Cloninger (from Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center in Asheville, North Carolina, US) will repeatedly sing "love, love, love" (a short excerpt from a pop song*) as a kind of duet, in real time/space and online.
In order to isolate them from their surroundings and make them more attentive to the other, they will both be blindfolded. While singing they hope to evolve, mutating the original song excerpt, collaborating and communicating in a space/time of alterity. The artists have never met each other in the flesh.
There is no set duration. They will sing until the first one of them decides to stop. In both places a space will be reserved for the live performance and another for the video and audio projection. A camera will be fixed on each of their faces singing to each other. This live video of both faces will be projected both in the Living Room space and in the Black Mountain College Museum Arts Center space. The performance will also be visible on the web at http://selfworld.net .
* U2’s Until the End of the World. http://lab404.com/misc/untiltheendoftheworld.mp3
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