© 2016 Yasmin Blum

Developing the performance


I’ve wrote a lot about how we came up with this performance on my essay so I will add here some videos of the material we mixed and some documentation of forming it.

  1. A video of Dominique Mercy, a dancer, from the movie Pina[1]. We used that for the bit that I’m telling about my memories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn6PP5ZLhBE

There is something in the way mercy move and something about the everyday life feeling that we wanted to add to go against the text.

  1. Marina Abramović and Ulay ‘Light/ Dark’, 1977,Kunstmarkt Köln. We used that for the bit of ‘I remember/you remember’. Mark is trying to wake my memories, and we are playing with this border line between fiction and real. The slapping is real and in character all the same time. So is Abramović and Ulay action. They are performing or in a performative situation but also in this limbo between themselves and the representation of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKuDsFuV2lA
  2. Yoko Ono, Bag Piece, 1964. I saw/preformed it in the summer of 2015 at the MOMA, NYC. ( a video of that-

    ) We used it to the audience participation bit. The audience is trying to wake up my memories but I don’t want to hear it, or to be judged or to even to try and accept the past. We connected it to the term ‘bagism’, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagism) and to this work. (more on that  https://news.artnet.com/art-world/critic-trapped-momas-yoko-ono-gala-298404 )

  3. Early examples of the text: [Untitled] (3) [Untitled] (4)
  4. Videos form the rehearsals studio:
  5. final vesion of the text: MAText (1)
  6. Link to Mark’s post on his blog talking about mixing texts. http://cidtp.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/
  7. Pictures from the performance, taking by Fenia Kotsopoulou :12545851_10153514737954585_923694310_o 12557262_10153514737839585_706170947_o 12557607_10153514737979585_869674255_o 12562473_10153514737919585_253495904_o 12591994_10153514737739585_221646940_o 12596674_10153514737854585_2112835225_o 12596860_10153514738054585_542497866_o







[1] Vim Wanders, Pina, Neue Road Movies, Germany 2011

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>