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<nettime-ann> New work online - Between Saying and Doing
Garrett Lynch on Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:40:27 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> New work online - Between Saying and Doing

Between Saying and Doing, video and photo documentation of a Second Life Performance is now online and is also currently showing at the Devenir-écran (Becoming Screen) exhibition from the 13th December to the 27th December 2008, Le Vigan, France.


Between Saying and Doing is a video documenting an intervention performance at Eva and Franco Mattes (http://www.0100101110101101.org) Synthetic Performances exhibition in Second Life on the 4th of April 2008. The aims of the Synthetic Performances were to re-enact historical 20th century performances within virtual environments effectively questioning physicality and being by creating a conflict with performances traditionally perceived role.

Between Saying and Doing takes Eva and Franco Mattes work as its starting point and relates it to the artist’s ideas appropriated from Keith Arnatt (http://collection.britishcouncil.org/html/artist/artist.aspx?id=18607) in performances entitled Trouser - Word Piece (http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=27275&searchid=10638&tabview=text). Questioning the role of the artist, identity and being, Between Saying and Doing considers in an ironic manner how new media as an environment reconfigures the artists practice, simultaneously expanding possibilities of _expression_ and communication while undermining existing value systems.


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