That which stays, 2022
spoken word, infrared heating light
A reading performance of a collection of poems and auto-ethnographies that investigate the afterglow as a trope of liminal time. The performance is an attempt of conjuring corazonar - or the warming up of reason - within artistic research by blurring the boundaries between personally felt and culturally experienced concepts of affect, memory and time.
The texts are read and transduced in real-time to the variable intensity of a bright warming light by a customized microphone. After the readings have ended, the light shines in repetition of the transduced sound intensities, performing the record of a text after the words have gone and affect lingers. The work is part of an ongoing research on postcolonial understandings of time, space and movement. The performance can be conducted both together and apart from the installation Every abyss is a poem yet unfinished.