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Cologni, Elena (2006) Experiential. [Show/Exhibition]

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Cologni, Elena

This work was developed during the Creative Lab Residency at Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow. It is a site specific structure for one-to-one video performance designed to allow artist and audience exchange through dialogue, whilst simultaneously looking at each other’s own live delayed video recording. It also includes the projection of historical video materials. The piece was tested by students from the Glasgow School of Art and Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama - Contemporary Theatre Program over 4 days (15-19 November 2006). The whole process was recorded and published on the website (www.elenacologni.com/experiential). As part of the developmental stage of the project, research was carried out at the Scottish Screen Archive and the People’s Museum to find films of life in the Gorbals district of Glasgow. This geographical area is integrated into people’s memory through personal stories, but also through pictures, photos, films etc. The relationship between architecture and memory emerges from my previous research. The development here is the exploration of how the personal meets and is affected by the social. The project allowed me to further investigate the relationship of myself as performer with a single audience member, whilst producing the documentation. The piece explores jointly the problematics of the creation of ‘live’ documentation and how people experience the perception of themselves, memory and their relationship to archive materials relating to the past. In particular I was able to investigate the issue of distance in time and space. I utilised a live delayed projection setup including a video delay system interfered by archive footage, to enhance the experience of the self through the passing of time.

Date: 23 October 2006
Event Location: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
School/Department: School of the Arts
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/202

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