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Sanded Steps, Standing Over Stones - Resting, Walking, Place-Making - Montreal, 2018

posted on 2021-03-28, 12:35 authored by Robert LuzarRobert Luzar
Sanded Steps, Standing Over Stones is a live art work that rethinks ‘trace’ and ‘event’ in historical––and ongoing aporetic––situations that become self-effacing and unhappening. It uses self-effacing gestures such as the sweeping of sand, and audience participation in enunciating found-words from texts and slogans, to trace cultural revolutions and social demonstrations from May ’68 to Occupy––and asks whether such events insist or desist in happening today.

This item contains photographic documentation and video footage of the second iteration of the art work, performed at Resting, Walking, Place-Making: How Do We Talk About Invisible, Liminal Spaces in Art? in Montreal in 2018. It also includes a copy of the texts read by audience members as part of the performance.

Photographs and films courtesy of Rojin Shafiei. Used with permission.

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