Saturday, May 23, 2009

May 29 Approx L Closing Event

Approx L is a performance and an installation. We noted the performance at Gallery Homeland earlier. The installation at Worksound closes this Saturday. The project is a dense semiotic with a heavy word component as you may hear from the artist statement:

"The Land of L Exactitude ~ The Land of L Adaptations ~
L, Beside Itself (adrift, at sea)

APPROX L incorporates tactics of sculpture, curation, documentation, indexing, sound, video and performance into one tripartite installation work.

Drawing as its subject a name (Lindsay) that has been mired in multiplicity and obscurity since its first recorded attestation in 731 CE, APPROX asks its audience to dig deeper into its seemingly bottomless well of referentiality and tangentiality. At once playful and unsettling, the project mimics properties inherent to any proper name: that which its owner both possesses and is possessed by; specific enough to warrant a capital letter; pointed enough to startle a sleeping body; unruly enough to have to be spelled out; general enough to be repeated in several different places at any one time; intimate enough to enter; fickle enough to be forgotten; and yet final enough to persist long past our times."

More information at Installation at Worksound, closing event 820 SE Alder 7PM Free