Random Selection

performance
 2015, Bunkier Sztuki, Million lines, Baltic Triennale

 txt slam, music impro, glitch art animation wall projection

slam: Hiroaki Murakami
music: Paulina Owczarek (saxophone), Małgorzata Tekiel (bass guitar), Janek Kubek (drums)
animation: Michal Borowski

time: approx 30 min

Click here for video documentation on vimeo.


It is a loose story about the consumption of reality through different devices. A poetic narration composed of private text messages, online conversations, literature quotes and overheard small talks. Includes a footage from Maggie Nelson's "Bluets", Judy Grahn's "Candidates for my love", Frank O'Hara's “Lunch poems" and ‘Wild palms” TV show. Also random phrases taken from Internet manuals and google search results. Everything collected while online. The choice of English as a language turns a text into a multisensual code of misheard meanings, accents and rhythms. Performed as a slam by a Japanese actor, Hiroaki Murakami, with the bass electric guitar, a saxophone and drums freestyle accompaniment. Plus animation of text, styled as a glitch-art  karaoke.
*Random selection is an immersive project floating amongst mediums such as photography, video, performance and Internet-based art. Shifting is a natural state of human perception, transformed through personal devices and numerous Internet platforms creating multiple versions and codes of reality, enhancing its presence. It forms an interrupted set of overlapping narratives with its default chronologies. 

Links:
tumblr - where it started and still goes on
Random Selection - an artbook
Random Selection - multimedia installation
This is how it looks in a gallery space

tbc


Random Selection, performance, 25.11.2015 at Bunkier Sztuki Krakow at the opening of Baltic Triennial "Million Lines". photo: Justyna Gryglewicz

Random Selection, performance, 25.11.2015 at Bunkier Sztuki Krakow at the opening of Baltic Triennial "Million Lines".  On the photo: Paulina Owczarek on sax and Hiroaki Murakami on the mic. Photo: Justyna Gryglewicz

Random Selection, performance, 25.11.2015 at Bunkier Sztuki Krakow at the opening of Baltic Triennial "Million Lines".  On the photo: Paulina Owczarek on sax . Photo: Justyna Gryglewicz

Random Selection, performance, 25.11.2015 at Bunkier Sztuki Krakow at the opening of Baltic Triennial "Million Lines".  On the photo:Hiroaki Murakami. Photo: Justyna Gryglewicz

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