More details about the event at Talbot Rice Gallery HERE
Talbot Rice Gallery's description of the event:
'Pine’s Eye followed the story of Pinocchio to chart a creative journey through subjects including latent imagery, anthropomorphism, miracles and morality. Set within the exhibitions of David Claerbout and Rachel Maclean at Talbot Rice Gallery, this interdisciplinary evening event brought together performance artists, poets and academics to offer a provocative series of digressions related to contemporary image-making practice. From the boy hidden within the block of wood to the wild debauchery of the Land of Boobies, Pine’s Eye invited audiences to share this story of radical self-transformation.'
is an interdisciplinary evening event in April 2018 set within the exhibitions of David Claerbout and Rachel Maclean at Talbot Rice Gallery. The evening brought together performance artists, poets and academics to share their work related to contemporary image-making practice.
Notes from Programme:
'Part 3: Field of Miracles
Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir
This is everything you were hoping for it to be.
This is exactly what you had imagined.
This is the greatest work of all.
Welcome to The Field of Miracles.
(As you read this imagine you're speaking these words into a microphone, in front of a large crowd. Behind you, a frozen image. In front of you, the audience. In your speech, the performance.)
Gudrun’s performance explores the relationship between the performer and the audience and what it means to create and to imagine.'
This performance was created from an interest in exploring the absent performer in relation to what is usually presented in gallery spaces; artwork without the artist 'delivering' it. This was the first time I gave total control to the audience as I was not present for the
performance itself and could only predict the outcome through instructions.
All the performers in this work are members of the audience with no prior knowledge of the performance.
Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir's performance begins at 1hours16min