07.2012 - 10.2012
You must follow me carefully is participatory and experimental. There is no right or wrong way to experience this artwork, no right or wrong way to perform.
We perform individually, but also sometimes as a group. Our actions are infectious, they spark a response from those present. Our negotiation of the task, the space, the other people – the stuff that happens ‘in between’ – is the performance. Amidst these goings on one person stands apart. Through physical hand-labour, they generate a subjective document of the events in real time as they unfold. Framed by the writer’s attention and focus, this is the record of the performance – its tangible manifestation. But it is also part performance itself.
These participatory performances are part of a larger system of an artwork that also incorporates intimate re-performances and an evolving sound installation. Thus you must follow me carefully actively seeks to collapse the distinction between the ‘live’ and the ‘recorded’. Through serial repetition, participation, chance and displacement. With each iteration, the series continues to evolve in a self-referential fashion raising questions about mediated experiences and authenticity in experience.
Sawtooth ARI, Launceston
Inflight ARI, Hobart
Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
Firstdraft Depot, Sydney
PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION:
‘You must follow me carefully’, solo exhibition, Gallery 4, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
‘appearing as process’, group exhibition curated by Laura Hindmarsh, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston
PARTICIPANTS: Jayne, Alistair, Jimmy, Nick, James, Brad, Amelie, Lewis, Leah, Laura, Lleah, Rebecca, Lucy, Benjamin, Vitto, Anna, Lou, Tobias, Holly, Darren, Dan, Chloe, Rob, Rahni, Julia, Sara, Darren, Sarah, Jessica, Brian, Emma.