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Year of the Ox – Walking in Circles

Year of the Ox – Walking in Circles

Annette Arlander — Year of the Ox – Walking in Circles


This performance is archived and will not be performed again.

Categories: Archive, Durational Performance, English, Site-specific Performance, and Video Performance

Synopsis

The performance was created for camera in 2009 and presented as a video in 2010 (1 h.30 min. HD 16:9). It can be shown as a video, a two channel video installation or as a live performance where I walk in a circle tied with a chain to an iron ring on the floor next to a projection of the video.

of performance for camera:

A rust coloured scarf around my shoulders, I walk in a circle tied with a chain to an iron ring on a cliff on the South Eastern shore of Helsinki’s Harakka Island once a week for a year, between 25 January 2009 and 6 February 2010. The cliff is also videoed on the same occasions.

of live performance in variable venue:

1) I start the video projection 2) I tie the chain to an iron ring on the floor 3) I walk in a circle for the duration of the video (1 h. 30 min.) 4) I disentangle the chain from the ring and stop the video.