conceptual choreography . 2016
+ performance + writing + video + installation
created and presented for the MAUREEN group show
former École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
PPPP revolves around an exhaustive description of the system it is made of. In the form of a performance — identified as the present — taking place in a specific location and divided in four chapters, the project tells the story of its own transformation, from its past state [ being an idea ] up to its future state [ becoming a video ]. Each time a chapter is being performed, it is filmed and then transferred onto one of four TVs. These monitors are part of a setup that is simultaneously hosting the performance and being constructed by it. This installation remains in constant progress for the entire length of the exhibition that follows, as the artist takes on the task of adding daily layers of digital post production to the video documentation of the performance. In turn, each of the four videos playing in the installation is replaced by newer (and better?) versions of itself. The documentation and artifacts presented to the exhibition visitors are not, thus, reliable sources of information about the earlier stages of the project, because they keep being modified as time goes by. The internal logic of the project makes it almost impossible to view as a whole.