Hypnotic Show Tales of Our Time, Guggenheim, NY, 2017


Is it possible to become an avocado? To become chocolate? How about a book? A park bench? Both you and me at the same time? Twenty years ago and twenty years in the future? Can we kill someone without actually killing anybody? Slip through a passing sound? Lose our fear of death? Can we feel samba in our fingerprints? Is it possible to remember and experience things that have not previously occurred to us? Play oppositions as if they were droplets of water? Engage in mathematics and intuition through touch? Can we create animals that do not yet exist? Or an art show that exists only in the minds of visitors and conveys all of the above and neither? Why not in their bodies too? Would hypnosis allow this hybrid state of wakefulness and immersion into the world? Could we locate the tales of our time as an intersection of a passing moment within that world? And see it from the perspective of chocolate and water and [........................................................................ ...............................................................................................] at once? 

 

Participants/Readers

Evan Eitipence

Jaewook Lee

Raimundas Malašauskas

Xiaoyu Weng

Constantina Zavitsanos

 

Visitors

Laili Amighi

Naomi Cho

Sarah Malaika

Alan Seise

Christina Yang

 

Performance background artwork

Yi-Ping 

 

Editor

Anton Esteban

 

Videographer

Anton Esteban

 

Photos courtesy of Jaewook Lee

 

This is a traveling performance orchestrated by Marcos Lutyens and Raimundas Malasauskas to upload exhibitions directly into participants’ minds.  The scope of the exhibitions is unhinderd by scale or time. The performances have been based on writers, artists and more recently the writings of Raimundas.

Silverman Gallery San Francisco 2008
Artist Space NYC 2009
Kunstverein Amsterdam 2009
Kadist Art Foundation Paris 2009
Centre Pompidou, Paris 2010
Artissima 17, Torino 2010
CAPC, Bordeaux 2011
Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm 2011
Artissima 18, Torino 2011
Forde Foundation, Geneva 2012
Kadist Foundation, San Francisco 2012
Documenta 13, Kassel  2012
Taipei Fine Arts Museum Taipei 2013
Kunsverein, Toronto 2014
Guggenheim, NY 2017
Fundación Cisneros, Caracas 2017

 

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