Category Archives: Artist Talk

“Architecture of Movement” Festival in Yaroslav Sept 19-21 2008, Presentation of Rearranged Movement

Skype Presentation and Q&A

Skype presentation of some works and their relation to my experimental piece Rearranged Movement (RM) (1999 Malmö, 2006 St. Petersburg)

Rearranged Movement, 2006, Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg

The Architecture of Movement Festival (ARMV) in Yaroslav is coordinated by Anastasia Proshutinskaya which also translated live the presentation to the attentive audience.

By means of festival we aim to unite different creative initiatives in the frameworks of interdisciplinary project; research an interaction between city space, architecture, landscape and human body and movements; change the city space and the perception of it through different art movements and actions.

Some crucial implications in the piece (RM) that were of architectural concern was brought up.

For instance the remark of french architectural theory in the 18th century were this new architecture could create new sensation upon it can check/stop bodily movement. And from these new sensations you would end up , logically, to new ideas and reflections upon the world and so on..

Political as well as some issues on consciousness was brought up to the surface.

Questions in the audience were asked i.e. on the role of audience, placement of work etc. they will be answered in detial in this post later.

Artist talk at Fringe #0004, April 10 2008 / Interactive Institute, Kista, Stockholm

Fringe aims to strengthen the local scene for new media practitioners in Stockholm.

By new media practitioners we mean people who are using technology (computers, analog and digital electronics, physical computing, etc) as a material to produce some sort of works (art, design, architecture, music, visuals, etc). We are not talking about “new media” in the sense of cross-media advertising productions or stuff like that.

I did a 30 minute talk at Fringe 0004 at the Interactive Institute 10 April 2008 showing some of my installations and cross-linking to the archetype of the hanging man tarot card no. 12.

Presented works were:
Party for the Rabbit
Peak Performance
Best in Show
Vegetation Series

 “..but theres is also this Gothicness into it as well. As the Church.. The little house and the gallery as the little Stuga with the little lights.. ” Alberto Frigo

audio backup at archive.org

The Intergral Art Practice – a sample (2002)

arrangement with: Poster and a newspaper with a teared off stripe, text on wall + Lectures with OH-presentation

exhibited at: Gallery Mejan, Stockholm, July 2002

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Swedish daily newspaper, (DN, Dagens Nyheter) with a teared off upper stripe of one ad-page for children clothing revealing the
the article below.The text from the below article: “The New Sex Trade” (header) “No kisses, just straight sex” (the big quote)

Vision-Logic
This exhibit provided the public to the orientation with the Integral model/thinking/perspective.

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Two lectures were performed with the exhibit

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Texts available during the exhibition:
Pdp with the same text as the poster on the wall, English >>>>>>>
The Poster on the wall, Swedish version >>>>>>>
Introduction to the piece, Swedish version >>>>>>>>

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Lectures
the OH-slides >>>>>>>>>

In addition to the exhibit the site for the the Integral Art Practice (IAIAP) website was opened (now stopped updating). >>>>>

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Live experiment with plant and recorded speech (2000)

experiment

Type: Installation, live performance, lecture/live performance

Elements: Plant, electrodes, recorded sound from myself reading an article, projection, cdplayer, basic software and apparatus (Metex M-3640D connected to a 486 PC computer).

Place: peep Gallery, Rooseum (now closed), Sunday 6 Feb 2000

The affects of an inter-subjective plant
The plant was placed on a table and the connectors was stucked into one leave of the plant, the experiment could begin. The registered reaction in millivolts (14-19 mV) was then transformed into a video projection with a software as the sound from the spoken text from the article was spinning in the cd player.

As the audience listened to the sound from me reading the article about Cleve Backster’s research* they became more aware of the changes in the electric reactions from the plant, some people from the audience wanted to influence the plant’s reactions.

This piece of performance/event was made for the polarizing position in an student exhibition oriented around affects. In the era of social criticisms or cultural studies, the notion of alternative methods of communication, seen in Cleve Backsters research can be contradicting and acting outside of mainstream topics, almost like the same effect of giving a compass to an ape: “yeah looks nice but what can I do with it?”

During the exhibit I also performed one inter-disciplinary lecture about colours and affects.

The article, swedish pdf >>>>>
Documentation, english pdf >>>>>

* Cleve Backster, Primary Perception ISBN: 0966435435 >>>>>