In October I was an artist in residence at ‘Elsewhere‘ in Greensboro, North Carolina, US. Elsewhere is a living museum in a former thrift store on the main street of Greensboro. The artists and organisors of the museum live on site in the old three story house, and the premise of the residency is that you bring nothing in, and take nothing out, but constantly remake the museum with the stuff you find there. And there's a lot of it! Elsewhere functions as a living community an
My consciousness comes into my body, laying here. It is not my body, right now I am someone else. My eyes do not open yet. I’m in a single bed. It is quite firm. Many people have lain in this bed before me, their energy is stronger than my new presence in this space, it causes me to forget who I am even after I remember where I am. The small room I inhabit is no more than 500mm bigger than the single bed in two directions, the other two surfaces are flush against sheer curtai
Honi Ryan and Abi Tariq Notes on not-knowing. participative performance - a telepathic encounter 31a Bienal De Arte De São Paulo, Brazil.
Pavilion foyer, 6-7:30pm October 11th, 2014. Perpendicular Bienal performance #3 Two artists sit opposite each other, lock in eye contact and form an unspoken connection. Periodically, when a thought solidifies in their minds, they write it down and turn it upside down, stacking the notes to create an unknown sequence of thoughts. Every 1
Abi Tariq and Honi Ryan Act of being; active reading/writing. 31a Bienal De Arte De São Paulo, Brazil. exhibition area C. 5:15pm October 12th, 2014. Perpendicular Bienal performance #4 Two people walk through the exhibition space of the 31a bienal of São Paulo. One is reading aloud from a book, turning the pages rapidly and speaking fragmented sections of the text interspersed with words, sentences and ideas that are read from the surrounding works. Walking side by side, th
31a Bienal De Arte De São Paulo, Brazil. Oct I have just participated in the ‘Perpendicular Bienal’ – a curated performance intervention on the São Paulo 31st Biennale. It was a 4 day event in the Bienal foundation in Ibirapuera Park, and included about 30 artists. The theme was ‘I am present’. We worked together to create a peaceful provocative presence on the biennial pavilion. It had free entry so attracted a diverse audience. The pieces ranged from individual to collabor