Experimentation of merging time dimensions, and connecting the audience to my personal and intimate memories, a through live art medium.
I am currently attempting to approach writing and language within my Fine Art visual practice. I am gradually moving away from my comfort zones of book work into the realms of Live Art, and am worrying as i am a complet novice in this medium. My ideas focus on the merging of memories and the present, and the audience; thus possibly merging these time dimensions and keeping the past alive a little longer. It also serves to bring the viewers into the piece, where they have to relate to the memories, because they are part of the writing. The experiences, the remembering can be quite personal and intimate, or poetical. I am experimenting with how the words flow or fall across the page, thus developing its own story. The Live element is the actual act of typing. The actual act of writing…recording… I am recording myself and the people who are forced to be participants, and thus creating evidence of their existence. In my last experiment with these ideas, I used a typewriter, and numbered pages, indicating the possibility of a book and almost pushing it towards fantasy and the make believe. I am planning to also experiment with a laptop and projector, making these private thoughts and memories more public, and almost imposing them on the viewer. This may make them feel more uncomfortable, thus giving me more control? what do you think? http://alexandria-clark.blogspot.com/