A poem, a fragment, a sentence, perhaps a title in itself. Seven words are printed on posters and placed in light boxes hanging next to each other along a wall. Seven words, seven light boxes. The words appear and disappear as the light boxes are switched on and off, proposing different combinations of words and time. Time passes what else can it do Ė these words, but not in this particular order. The words in the light boxes are not ordered like the words in this sentence.
In the light boxes, the reading of this sentence will emerge in time, and along with it many more. This process creates a text that runs for about half an hour, and then repeats. And the text is by no means an exhaustive display of the possible combinations of the words, but rather an attempt to write and unwrite the sentence again and again. Fragments, beginnings or endings of phrases, single words, there and gone, words in different orders or in other combinations. The rewriting of a sentence, expanding and contracting, built up and taken apart through time. People, words, time, passing.
Piece commissioned by Performance Passage. Space for Poetics of the In-between. A project by Tanzquartier Vienna. Curated by Andrea Maurer.
Presented at Performance Passage at Museums Quartier (Vienna) 24 June - end November 2021
Performance Passage. Space for Poetics of the In-between is designed after the artistic concept of Christoph Meier. The display concept is conceived and curated by Andrea Maurer.
Performance Passage presents two different visual compositions per year. Each exhibition is accompanied by a publication available at the vending machine.