Nonsense Lab
Dan GrahamHelix / Spiral (Simone Forti)1973two 8mm films, enlarged to 16mm, colour

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"In Dan Graham’s double projection Helix / Spiral (1973), a performer, standing in an empty Soho lot, slides the back of a camera across her body in a helix-shaped movement, filming a second performer, the artist Jeff Wall. In a projection on the opposite wall, he is seen filming the first performer, moving in a spiral towards her. The helix/spiral camerawork of both performers splits the cinematic image into two vertical and horizontal movements, in which the body’s relationship to space is explored through the physical apparatus of the camera.”

Dan Graham
Helix / Spiral (Simone Forti)
1973
two 8mm films, enlarged to 16mm, colour

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"In Dan Graham’s double projection Helix / Spiral (1973), a performer, standing in an empty Soho lot, slides the back of a camera across her body in a helix-shaped movement, filming a second performer, the artist Jeff Wall. In a projection on the opposite wall, he is seen filming the first performer, moving in a spiral towards her. The helix/spiral camerawork of both performers splits the cinematic image into two vertical and horizontal movements, in which the body’s relationship to space is explored through the physical apparatus of the camera.”

Department of Biological FlowAqua Rara2014-ongoingperformance and text

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What is it to trace the image of thought as it emerges in a sort of degree zero space of simulacra? Join host Jock Cousteaux as he plumbs the depths of the Aquarium Channel!!

[Rogers Channel 205]

Department of Biological Flow
Aqua Rara
2014-ongoing
performance and text

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What is it to trace the image of thought as it emerges in a sort of degree zero space of simulacra? Join host Jock Cousteaux as he plumbs the depths of the Aquarium Channel!!

[Rogers Channel 205]

Gordon Matta-Clark
Splitting
1974

Arika Yamada and Alexander Ekman
Arika
2012
New York City

Bea Camacho
Enclose
2005
11-hour performance and single-channel video

Department of Biological Flow
9-Bit Cyborg
2014
analogue encoding system

Merlin Carter
Abstract Calisthenics I
2012

I’MPROMPT’U EVENT:
TIMESPACE 815 PERFORMATIVE READING CIRCLE THIS SATURDAY

(Please forward to friends and colleagues in Kingston who might be interested in this pop-up event. Thank you.)

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As part of the TIMESPACE 815 trajectory of research-creation hosted by the Department of Biological Flow, we invite you to a performative reading circle in an abandoned site of late industrial capitalism.

This 420,000 sq.ft manufacturing plant has somehow managed the difficult trick of disappearing in plain sight from the local imaginary, folded into the flashier tendrils of big box retail and normative spectacle. Our performative reading circle will take place within the confines of this abandoned space, attempting to engage what Keller Easterling might describe as its ‘dispositional’ qualities. And the selected text hopefully re/animates vbibrating tendencies betwen architecture and dialogue.

We will be reading the very recent essay published in e-flux by artist and theorist Gean Moreno, titled “Notes on the Inorganic”. Moreno attempts to articulate what he refers to as ‘accelerationist aesthetics’, following contemporary strands in philosophy and art which delve into accelerationism as perhaps a mutant strategy to contend with the equally mutant fluxes of deterritorializing capitalism.

keywords: archaeology, capital, flight, clinamen, vortex, control, dust, timespace, scale, decay, inhumanity, expression, force, elasticity, fragility, acceleration, performance.

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NOTES ON THE INORGANIC
by Gean Moreno
2013

Part I: Accelerations
http://www.e-flux.com/journal/notes-on-the-inorganic-part-i-accelerations/

Part II: Teminal Velocity
http://www.e-flux.com/journal/notes-on-the-inorganic-part-ii-terminal-velocity/

Please have read the text in advance and bring a copy of it with you on Saturday morning.

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The event begins Saturday morning at 10am. Since the outer doors are locked are require a special code to gain access, please arrive between 9:45-9:50am at the front doors of the plant, which is located just behind the retail complex on the southeast corner of Gardiners Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard:

https://goo.gl/maps/a6H5Z

The event is free of charge. If you would like to attend, please join the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/594843917260600/) or reply to this email so we know to expect you. Cheers.

Department of Biological Flow
Writ Discrete
2014
performance
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former Northern Telecom cable production plant
Kingston, ON

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Negentropic gesture. A fragile yarn structure forms a fluid grid of red sensors or offers subtle shade from the surveillant camera above. The two artists, blindfolded and tied to the four directions at the wrists and ankles by jute twine, begin to write or dance.

Francisco-Fernando Granados
spatial profiling
2010-11
performance, drawing installation

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performed during reLIVE at VIVO Media Arts Centre as part of the LIVE 2011 Biennial of Performance Art on September 25, 2011