Imagoes draws attention to a seductive quality of synthetic materials that mirrors our attraction to the natural world, while exploring the screen as a quixotic site of desire where objects, individuals, and images are just as tangible and desirable as things in our immediate environment.
A call and response performance that reanimated the language of a canonized theoretical text as well as the transitionary space of the stairwell, through reverent vocalization and meditative ambulation. The text was rendered almost indecipherable as it was sung, one word at a time, in elongated and expressive syllables that echoed throughout the stairwell. The performance was an embodied expression of the content of the text.
excerpt from “The Image of Proust” by Walter Benjamin:
"..an experienced event is finite.. confined to one sphere of experience; a remembered event is finite, because it is only a key to everything that happened before it and after it. There is yet another sense in which memory issues strict weaving regulations. Only the actus purus of recollection itself, not the author or the plot, constitutes the unity of the text... the intermittence of the author and plot is only the reverse of the continuum of memory, the pattern on the back side of the tapestry."
excerpt documentation of second iteration, performed in