OPERATED attempts to subtract the event from the event while developing it at the same time of staging it, directing it and interacting within its own logic. The audience can shift their position under a certain system of instructions within the accumulation of viewing. Each member audience has a floor plan of the space with particular root. The printed floor-plans contain different roots supporting the independent roles of the attended. The tension of the event starts by an invitation call to a specified audience. The invitations include a number of time slots, acting as a basic script of presenting the roles of each one attending to the rest. A series of 'instructions' as the aforementioned are formulated in relation to the spatial arrangements.
interested to create a discussion on the performance act of ‘the
looking’; the viewer delivers the intention of the work unfolding as
‘the becoming’. In the work OPERATED my focus is on the role of an
artist becoming the system operator of mechanisms of the 'seen'.
photo credits Skafte Aymo-Boot
The Operational Model has developed to an independent video installation including a lecture about the a logic of a work that places the viewer in perspective to the actual events that the recordings have occurred in relation to the significance of a viewer. A mix of video recordings and an educational format of a 'powerpoint' presentation is used aiming to a formal ground of diagrammatic relations by placing a 2nd projection in parallel to a video screening recorded in OPERATED #3.
Durational video installation - video in loop
Lecture circa 30'
performed at MoMart - Amsterdam 2015 / Performance Biennial - Athens 2016