Thoughts (whilst artists work)

11 Nov

Keith draws our attention to a splinter of glass that someone had taped to a piece of paper. BEWARE is written in bold letters above it. Keith jumps on it, rubs his face on it, hops up and down on it but is not harmed – the tape has neutralises the threat of the glass. In capturing the danger, it is nullified.

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It‘s not quite less is more; it‘s more, more of less.’

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A shared question, a look to Mamoru, an exodus to get socks

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Two monkeys are sitting in a bath / band / shower.

This is one.

The other says, ‘Sorry, is the water too hot for you?

What was your name again?

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Being beautiful and being interesting

In a room full of dancers, the one-legged woman is king.

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It‘s the quietest people, the quietest moments that I find the most interesting.

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A simple premise, say when enough is enough.
Throughout the exercise, I
‘m a long way from having enough.

(note to reader, perhaps that‘s because I‘m also sharing my time with you).

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I was bored but I wanted to wait.’

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The performer‘s question of ‘Is this enough for me?’ is fundamentally different from the audience‘s statement of ‘This is enough’. Not least because one is a question and one is a statement.

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Five people are standing, marking the edges of a sitting group, two people are lying beyond the perimeter. These two have their own worlds.

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Audiences can be trained / train themselves to look at something else than liking what they see. Asked to look for a different sense of when something is enough. Asked to examine their preconceptions.

Is this valuable?

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Does it spoil it if I name it?’

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To find their place in the performance, the audience need to hang themselves from something; they need to know their convention.

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When a performer is commenting on another‘s performance, the performance of a commentary acts as an intermediary between the artist and audience. Nevertheless, they remain performers, and we remain on the outside.

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It’s most interesting when the performer is unsure of what they are about to do.

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A change in viewpoint reinvigorates.

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Sometimes watching the documentor is more interesting than watching the performer.

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