Reading the traces – a drawing performance on a black board
Goethe Institut Paris, 27/03/2015 (originally: 40min, video: 7min)
The artist walks in ongoing circles over a blackboard that is lying
on the floor, in her hand an arm lengthening bar with white chalk on its
end. During the movement of walking she is drawing and leaving traces.
Line by line, followed by footprints, the result is becoming a kind of
cartography that gets visible even in the space outside the board.
The acoustic juxtaposition of abstract composition for a piano creates an additional space that influences the perception of the performer and the audience. The pauses between the piano tones are becoming essential units, that multiply the focus on the moment, on the happening, on the space and time.
Performance: Nicole Wendel
Sound: Yohei Yamakado
Camera: Raphaël Rueb
Editing: Olaf Schulz
Goethe-Insitut Paris 2015