V2_ invited Chris Salter to become guest curator for a period of four months starting in December 2010. To kick off his main project, the Performative Ecologies expert
meeting early next year, Salter will present his book Entangled and
introduce the research topics he will focus on during his curatorship. Performing arts
traditions span thousands of years of human history, but today, the word "performative" seems to be gaining
increasing traction in all kinds of disciplines that have never before
described their practices that way, including science and technology studies,
the media arts, economics, sociology, anthropology and architecture, to name
just a few. Why are these fields suddenly turning toward the performative and material
and moving away from the simulated, virtual and disembodied – qualities that
characterized technocultural artistic practices as well as cultural theory at
the end of the last century?
Italian performance artist TeZ presents ANHARMONIUM,
an immersive installation and performance investigating spatial awareness via
light reflections of water waves. Ultrasonic
sound will make water in small basins vibrate, and laser beams will project the
wave patterns onto the walls and ceiling of the V2_ space.
Perform! (2010) from V2_ on Vimeo.
TeZ on Anharmonium (2010) from V2_ on Vimeo.