A performance lecture with Katja Hilevaara about making and breaking images in Utrecht, the Netherlands (PSi#17 international conference, Camillo 2.0) Giulio Camillo?s Theatre of Memory can be seen as the epitome of a place that remembers, storing all knowledge in the form of images, for the individual spectator to engage with. We discussed his concept along with the writings of cultural geographer Doreen Massey, who defines place as a ?throwntogetherness?, a process that is contested and ever-changing. While drawing on these ideas we presented a staged dialogue that articulated and questioned our own working process and aesthetic. We experimented with the dialogue format to demonstrate our practice in speech. With words. With images, that we evoked and then took apart.
A one-off performance of Anne Carson's Cassandra Float Can in four voices, Roehampton University, London. Devised and directed by P.A. Skantze and Matthew Fink of Four-Second Decay.
A site-specific performance installation at the Resistance Gallery, London. Part of the fourth my site | in space curated by Switch Performance Comapny. The gallery, underneath the railway arches in Bethnal Green and not far from where Jack the Ripper's victim's were discovered, is thought to have been the site of an opium den and later an air raid shelter. For the installation a track made from knives and nuts spelt out a rhythmic message in Morse code.
I long for you I long for you I long for you I long for you
A performance installation at the
photos© Matthew Fink
An immersive installation inspired by the history of the site of the Camden People's Theatre. It involved five hundred found objects, suspended, whitened, and scattered across the space. Suspended, as if in water. Whitened, as if petrified over time, washed-out by age, by use, by neglect, by forgetting. Colourless litter, archaeological remains, a constellation of accumulated history. Sound by Tim Dutton.
'Hauntingly beautiful and calm ... visually arresting'. Andrea Ioannou
Arts Hub, 30 April, 2008 (Read full review)
A performance installation at the Green Room,
Photographs of a small-scale site-specific installation exploring the history of the Pleasance Theatre,
'"You are here," insist the arrows on maps and guides. How many of us really are?'