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. In 2010, the work was presented for more than two months, in the showroom of quartier 21 at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, and at Articule Gallery in Montreal as part of the Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec (RAIQ) colloquium.