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October 15, 2014

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 15 minutes they lay the note cards out to reveal the sequence, a sometimes fragmented and often uncannily synchronised conversation.

Pens and small note cards are placed in the space offering others to engage in the same kind of encounter. Many pairs partook in the action, and revealed the connection we can have with strangers when we consciously choose to engage, even in silence. One participant noted that we look beyond the eyes to see the person, and in that we see ourselves. 

Notes written between two strangers:

Profoun...

August 2, 2014

 

performance, duration 1 hour.

A collaboration between Honi Ryan and Abdullah Khan. 

Somos Art Gallery, Kotbusser Damm 95, Neukoelln, Berlin.

6-9pm August 2nd, 2014 

 

 

Two artists sit opposite each other and form an unspoken connection.

 

Periodically they write their thoughts on cards, and stack them on top of each other.

 

After an hour, the narrative is woven together in order for all to read,

 

uncovering a sequence of not-known connections.

 

 

THE CARDS:

 


 

 

Focus or out of

 

a stream of wind

 

What constitutes you? Is it your eyes?

it’s a matter of depth!

 

turned a circle around impermanently

 

Forehead scars or marks.

That makes two of us. 

 

Now we’re being watched

 

diagonally from left to right

 

break through the form

 

what might will be

 

might sound crazy but I know your smell already.

 

worship exchange

 

A dragon’s tail dipped in the ocean

 

to laugh

 

How does one not see abode body?

How do you look past a body → through.

How does one make you more than that

 

And all of a sudden you are no longer your body.

 

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