DIALOGUES - Connections with others
"Art is the most effective mode of Communication that exists". John Dewey, Art as Experience, 1934.
DRAFT OF THE SET FOR THE DIALOGUES THROUGH PROJECTION
DIALOGUES THROUGH PROJECTION WITH PAINTING BETWEEN MICHELE GERBER KLEIN AND MONIQUE, 2022
DPPD BETWEEN SANDRA AND MARTY, 2018
DPP WITH BARBARA, 2020
DPP WITH PINKA, 2015
DPPD BETWEEN MARIA-GRACIA AND JEFF, 2019
Jeff and Maria-Gracia painting
DIALOGUES THROUGH PROJECTIONS WITH PAINTING OR DRAWING are participatory performances I conceived in 2012. Since then, this project has grown and a series of connections between people through painting or drawing with projection have been made.
To carry out the action, two papers are stretched on two different walls, where myself or someone else and another guest are located. Each of us organize a workbench with paints, brushes or other painting and drawing materials. The performance can be performed with the interlocutors present in the same place or not. Two projectors and two cameras are installed so that the inscriptions on the paper of each participant captured by the cameras are projected onto the paper of the respective interlocutor. When the lights are turned off, the participants, connected through the projections, express themselves on the paper, for an indefinite period of time. The process ends when both participants stop. The projectors are then turned off and the lights on. The inscriptions made by both are revealed individually, but incompletely. Each participant is faced with himself, separate from the other. The resulting drawings or paintings (if we can call them that) are a concrete record of a shared experience.An audio with testimony from the guest about the experience is recorded. The process is documented with photography and video and presented through the internet.
With this project, I explore the possibilities of artistic gesture as a communication tool, in its participatory, procedural and performing aspects. I am also looking for alternatives to improve the quality of interpersonal connections through electronic channels, as they have become in the last year an indispensable tool in our everyday life.See also: https://vimeo.com/191010556