1, 2, 3 at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2018



Instalation multimedia & Performance

2014 M:ST Festival, Emmedia, Calgary (CAN) | 2018 La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Duration: 3 hours

Materials: High performance running clothes and drinks, elliptical cross trainer.
Video Loading,2014, 16:9, 35 min. (loop), fragments of Youtube 4 channel audio installation with 2700 tracks of 4 seconds selected randomly and played by a computer program

1, 2, 3 is an installation-performance based on sound, Youtube video footage and one long durational action.

A voice repeats “1, 2, 3” uninterruptly. A collection of four second field recordings from different parts of the world, abruptly recorded during one year. 2700 sound tracks are played, randomly
selected by a computer program. 1…2…3… like a martial tempo of a transitory body confused in time. 1…2…3… as a sound check for… 1… 2… 3… for a disciplined workout and high performance… 1…2…3… a blocked enumeration for an non-exhausted body suspended in loop…

The performance lasts 3 hours and is obsessively shredded in seconds. Perhaps a footnote to the old and arthitric Cunningham in its minimal choreography for the video installation “Stillness” by Tacita Dean. Or maybe the search of reaching a trance state throughout fitness. Or just the simple boredom of a repetitive voice filling the emptiness of a diary when you forgot what to say… Once and again… 1… 2…3… running in circles is running around… uno, dos, tres…