abandoned (2009/10)

The installation proposes a technical apparatus in a state of transition, where analog transforms into digital. It displays an abandoned set-up, a control-post, for creating a digital performance. Upon closer inspection, the workspace reveals itself to be an orchestrated room, a performative space that "speaks." The room is filled with references, from the recorded to the constructed, presence to absence, the visible to the invisible - together melting into a meta-staging of kondition pluriel's artistic practice. It reveals different ways of looking at the human body and reflects upon perception, multiple viewpoints and the process of notation. A dialogue between the human and the machine in which all elements are encapsulated within a temporal process that becomes autonomous and triggers itself over and over again.


Original idea: Martin Kusch / Concept and realization: Martin Kusch and Marie-Claude Poulin / Performance: I-Fen Lin, Marie-Claude

Poulin, Orlando Rodriguez, Romy Schwarzer. abandoned is a commission of, and co-production with, the Department of Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, in partnership with the MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria.

Commission and co-production:
Department of Digital Arts, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

With the support of:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts,
Conseil des Arts de Montréal



Schauraum, MuseumsQuartier,
Vienna, AT

Gallery Articule,
Montreal, CA