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Double Erasure
Film I brought back from Hungary
SPECTACLE STUDIO
WHO STOLE MY SUBLIME
Fracture Analysis
GONE/reDONE
SISYPHUS THE DAY AFTER
Crisis of the Visible
CRISIS OF THE Invisible
Crisis of the Free Spirit
THE END OF SLEEP
Institutional sunset
APROPER ERASURE
NO PLACE FOR […]
TRACE WITH ME
MID-CONVERSATIONAL MERGE
Debated Utopia

Awkward Beauty

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TRACE WITH ME — Blind Game
guided audience performance in dictated setting.
Boston Cyberarts Festival, Boston, 2011
Dumbo Art Festival, New York, 2012

It's like capturing that specific kind of enthusiasm that Harun Farocki’s depicts in his film A New Product (2012). The irony of his piece is the optimistic attitude he captures about the never ending corporate meetings in attempt to solve “work-life balance”. The biggest irony is the "optimistic" participation of the workers and their blindness to their own exploitation. Abstractly, this extreme utopian flavor is what I playfully offer to my audiences.

Audience members follow a glowing dot as it's moving on a white wall. The movement of the dot is seemingly unpredictable, but require a level of trust as it follows the hands of the artist as her drawing was previously recorded at actual speed. By tracing the movement of the dot, a drawing reveals.

As participants “blindly” trace the movement, each visitor interaction transforms into a playful performance about anticipation, control, tolerance and delayed gratification or disappointment.

The outcome of each drawing is dependent on the frequency of visitor interaction, the length of each session, and the chosen color combinations.  

 


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