Category Archives: Performances

Merging spaces
in collaboration with Elia Torrecilla

Two simultaneous improvised sound walks in the streets of Valencia (Spain) and Badefols d’Ans (France).
Sounds were created through the improvised use of anything the walkers encountered during the stroll.
The continuous exchange of the live sounds via telephone allowed for immediate feedback and response.

Both recordings were superimposed in the editing process,
maintaining their stereo structure,
and making them part of the same sound space.

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Distances


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I am standing in a field in the southwest of France.
My phone is in front of me in the grass.
A is standing in a field in the southeast of Scotland,
holding his phone to his ear.
Our phones are connected.

A is speaking. My phone is on speaker. His voice comes from the grass.
He articulates every detail he perceives around him. He describes what is very close and then what is farther away, until the horizon.

As A starts talking, I slowly walk backwards, away from my phone,
until I can no longer distinguish his voice.

Thanks to Andrew McNiven.

Spill (2021)

At the Río Segura I filled a glass with water, and  I walked up the mountain.
I stopped at a spot from where I had a clear view at the valley and the river below.
With the glass in my hand, I bent down slowly and repeatedly,
synchronised with the rhythm of my breathing.
With each bending movement, water spilled from the glass onto the ground.
The work was finished when the glass was empty.
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Stone and ball
From the street the artist throws a stone into the gallery,
from the gallery the curator throws a ball into the street.

Performed on 6 November, 2021 
at FantastikLab, Valencia, Spain.
Curator: E.Torrecilla.

Memory Allocation
In the Parque De Las Cuevas (38° 10′ 36″ N 1° 22′ 06″ W) in Blanca, Spain, there is an empty semi-circle of sand measuring about 60 by 30 metres. At the outer edge of the semicircle are ten benches, arranged in groups of four, two, three and one. The benches face the centre of the space. Between and beside these groups of benches, there are five straight walkways, which are directed towards the centre like radials. The Rio Segura runs along the flat side of the semicircle.

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A Scene #32 – #1

On this website and on Facebook I announce small events that will take place at a certain location and at a certain moment in the near future.
Everybody is invited to be at the exact spot at the exact time to contribute to the scene with his/her own simultaneous activity (or inactivity).

A Scene #32: back and forth
30 October, 2021.
I am standing on a bridge over the Río Segura in Ojos (38° 08′ 58″ N 1° 20′ 22″ W), Spain.
At the same time, G. is standing on another bridge over the Río Segura, in Blanca (38° 10′ 46″ N 1° 22′ 41″ W), 7 km upstream. Our phones are on speakerphone and the volume is on maximum.

At 2.20 pm (CEST) I call G.
She picks up. We don’t speak a word, but keep the line open.
We point our phones down at the fast-flowing water under the bridges.
Ten minutes later, at 2.30 pm, we disconnect.

In collaboration with Giuli Grippo.

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Watching waters flow,
while travelling in a southerly direction:

seven times ten minutes
standing in a frozen position
arms beside my body,
watching waters flow.


Blanca, Rio Segura

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Route de Maumont
Participation to La Biennale de Momon.

Route de Maumont
For most of us, Maumont proved to be an impossible destination. We had to approach it by means of just our imagination. Knowing the village for so long, I created a walk to show the real Maumont from a distance in seven photo positions. As soon as we can travel again, we could walk this route to emphasize and celebrate the long unattainable heart of our project.

On mobile phone the file Route de Maumont is downloadable for offline use.


Nycthemeron
installation

Nycthemeron shows the course of a rowboat through the canal around Fort Maarsseveen.
In 24 consecutive hours, 24 fragments of the tour were rowed and captured on video.
The accumuluated time is 10’24 minutes, which is the time it takes
to row around the fortress in one continuous run.
The video was played in an endless loop.
Nycthemeron is a one-screen installation,
presented at Fort Maarsseveen during the Waterdicht-project (July 3 – September 26, 2021).

In this online presentation, the video is playing 3 times in a row (31’11 min. )
camera: Steef van Lent
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Horizon
photographic print

Text line:
After taking this picture, I went to where the horizon touches the right-hand side of this work.
From there I walked to the left, to where the horizon touches the left-hand side.
Walking this line took 19 minutes and 24 seconds.