Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hour of the Wölflinge

I've just completed Wölflinge 17/11/'10, a phantasmagoric rendition of video documentation of a performance by the sublime Vicky Langan from late last year. It carries on the investigation into the relationship between sound and vision already underway in our Light/Sound, albeit in a simpler register, with the performer's body repeatedly fading from vision and reappearing. The sound summons this body from a sort of sensory primordia. Initially spectral, the performer's physicality becomes increasingly manifest as the intensity of the live sound increases until it fully establishes itself as the sound's source and the origin of its emotional intensity. However, in the course of this process, the ambiguities of both the fusion and distance of spectator/performer and performer/performance are navigated.


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