THE FORTRESS OF HISTORY
OFFSITE ACTIONS : VICTORIA : FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007
We made Victoria our home base for the six weeks leading up to the installation opening at the AGGV. To develop material we staged micro-performances at unannounced times and locations in the Victoria area. In these performances we made audio recordings at each location and played the sounds back into the environment, documenting the activity with still and video cameras and a minidisc recorder. In some of these performances we used found objects as instruments for making sound, scraping and tapping available surfaces. These gestures were improvised against sound loops playing back on the minidisc through small battery-powered speakers.
performance video 1: quicktime : flash
performance video 2: quicktime : flash
We washed and sorted the objects in the basement of the house in Oak Bay we had arranged to look after during our stay. Recordings of the washing sounds became part of the gallery installation.