Our collaboration initially started as a misunderstanding, which is often the case when communicating on Internet. By using the nickname “Netochka Nezvanova” I got an email from a fellow space-traveller, Kiritan Flux, who claimed to have met me.
memory 1: The audience is presented with two adjacent screens representing two separate, but interwoven worlds that attempt to communicate – between each other and the performer on stage. The installation wants to share the experience of the refiguring multiple travelling affinities in the real and the virtual world.
It’s a glimpse into the journey of hypertextual flesh through timespace, exposed to a constant stream of information and emotion from the future and the past – poetry that will prevail.
Performed on October 26, 2010 at På Besök, Malmö, SE
Did we meet? was my first reply and from that moment on we exchanged poetry during the whole summer of 2010. Our emails where Intertext poems about our separate love lives, which also initially started off being virtual contacts.
Did we meat?
In October 2010 we started making performances together with the poems (e-mails) as a starting point. The title of the performances are ‘Did we meat?’ We want to share the experience of the refiguring multiple traveling affinities in the real and the virtual world. ‘Did we meat?’ is a glimpse into the journey of hyper-textual flesh through time-space, exposed to a constant stream of information and emotion from the future and the past – poetry that will prevail.
‘Did we meat?’ is a hypermedial performance in constant progress. It’s not a final piece, not a static product, but a permanently changing and evolving happening, inspired by the initial exchanged poetry and the ongoing mutual inspiration derived from present communication between the two of us and the various virtual, digital selfs we embody in the online world. Every performance is a singular experience, it happens once and is not repeated. Every performance is a different piece in itself, but at the same time embracing the priors, weaving the past into the present and future. Hyper-textual flesh has no history, no time, no space, no constants but steady change and progressive evolvement.
” …doing rather than being Your work looks interesting. Its a bit vague and cryptic for me. I like the story of fighting in the nightmare I had a similar dream but cannot remember in details “
Performed on November 6, 2010 at Die Frühperle, Berlin, DE
Performer, video-installation, music: Melody Panosian
Live visuals: Kiritan Flux
Location: Die Frühperle, Berlin
Tomorrow came, we are already downloaded. The meat is really physically changing since the Internet. What is happening is an abstraction or complexification, hybridisation of social bodies and qualities, themes, physicalities, dynamics, which, for us, are poetically inherent to those bodies in a real or imagined society. We are in a state of transition and what have become of our bodies? We am attracted to materialising the metaphysical. The new flesh. The idea being that the resulting movement can in turn nourish more sensation and imagination for the art work and for the audience. The structure of our brain changes just by using Internet every day. Checking email is becoming an automatic action. We’re used to non-linearity, copy-paste writing – which is more “natural” than linear full text writing. We’re on the verge, something’s coming, something’s coming, something’s coming.
The word “creation” will no longer be restricted to works of art but will signify a self-conscious activity, self convincing, reproducing for its own terms. It has its own reality (body, desire, time, space), being its own creation. In cyberspace the imageries, have been translated as abandonment of the flesh, while venturing into cyberspace. The desire for an evolutionary transformation of the human has shifted focus from the preparation for the journey into ‘outer space’ from a dying planet to the virtual ‘inner space’ of the computer. Thus the flesh is changing into plurality and if the law is to execute itself it will have to inscribe itself on the body, also like a touch.
The above text is an example of typical intertext; three texts woven into each other by copy-pasting. An example of the very working method in which ‘Did we meet?’ started off.