Performance video, 14m41s
For the exhibition Ruderal Consciousness, painter & installation artist Sam Schmitt invited me to make a performative response to his installation works in the show. The site-specific installations were developed over a period of 3 weeks in the gallery, in which I spent time there researching how merging technological tools, ecological thinking & the practice of Taoism can amalgamate into a post-digital landscape of discovery for the senses and healing. This translation of what ordinarily would've been a live intervention, appears in video & sonic format at a time where performer-audience contact is limited by social distancing measures.
Curatorial text by Nikos Akritidis
12 September 2020: Ruderal Consciousness, hARTSlane Gallery (London)
Performance: Monica Tolia
Filming: Monica Tolia, with assistance from Phoenix Tanner & Sam Schmitt
Editing: Monica Tolia
Sound composition: Monica Tolia
SPATIAL SOUND COMPOSITION
LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES!