Pseudo Studio Walk - Live streaming internet Performance 1998
For Franklin Furnace’s inaugural series of online performances, I want to explore the meaning of “space” in its physical and virtual meanings. I am interested by one representative’s claim that Pseudo Channel’s vast space in downtown Manhattan is really just to impress potential investors and not necessary. I decide to occupy, as well as to feel, this space for the duration of my performance. For 50 minutes, I walk and run in a long oval, changing directions, from and towards the camera. Onto this recorded material, I “drop in” live, stating my name and action. In these early days, the live streaming online performance can only be seen in a very small box a couple of inches long.
Eine Flasche Geht Auf Reisen, B.D.-N.Y.-B.D. - Performance 1998
My performance takes place in a week-long group show about, and in, the town of Bad Dürkheim. In
New York, I have looked for and found a wine from Bad Dürkheim. I buy the wine and bring it with me to its point of origin in Germany. I let the audience, assembled in the union of local wineries, fill out questionnaires: ”What do you think of when you think of New York? What do you think of when you think of Bad Dürkheim?” I collect the answers. In a raffle, I pull three winners to come to the back room and drink this well-travelled bottle of wine with me. This is transmitted via video to the front room, where the rest of the audience drinks local wines (which have not been to New York), and looks at framed photos I took of New York.