Method#2

2000
Momentum, Moss, Norway
performance and installation

Method#2

Method was an installation with an half an hour performance in the exhibition's opening. Method based on earlier performance Tekotapa. Method analyzed the performing place and present event in relation to individual working motives. Textes and acts during the performance handled individual's relations inside the group and in society.

Performance took place in a small unpainted room, which was made of mdf - board. Performance started with a situation where performers were seated to their own place, where each of them were working with the installation . When the works - painting and sculpture - were finished the performers were standing silent in their positions. Every performer had their own radio on until the first speech began. All the speeches were spoken in front of the room as near as possible to the audience. The talking during the performance was about the base of working and concrete events. Speeches carried the performance to a intimate level. Between the speeches there was three minute episode of loud shouting. Performance ended to group members repeated simple walking movement.

The installation was a small unpainted room (240/550/700 cm) with a thin white plaster sculpture, a wax crayon painting on a paper, three lights, three radiocassette players, cables, two buckets and a sack of plaster. There was also a photodocumentation (24 photos) of the performance with all the speeches of the performance written on the wall inside the room. Outside the room there was a collage of images and text on a paper.