Installation photos - Angus Mill
p- ool- s o-f t- he ou- t- l- ine- s
Chelsea Space, London
Viewable externally 12.05 - 30.07.21
p- ool- s o-f t- he ou- t- l- ine- s incorporates a score titled Knives (2017), collaboratively produced through computer and human reading processes. The score contains over a hundred versions of a short passage from Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, by the Brazilian Czech-born philosopher, writer and journalist, Vilém Flusser. The book presents a speculative investigation of the vampire squid to consider human and non-human life and in this passage, Flusser uses the knife as a metaphor to describe how human reason cuts through the world.
At Chelsea Space, the score is presented as posters, pasted onto the glass from the inside, trapping objects between the text and the glass which — together with vinyl images applied on the outside of the window — distort, annotate and punctuate the words.
photo credit: Angus Mill
As felt as if
As felt as if is developed from a passage fromVilém Flusser'a Vampyroteuthis Infernalis (vampire squid), through human readings and computer transcriptions in repeated cycles of performance, documentation and recombination. The performance was staged inside the Chelsea Space gallery with the normally hidden, reverse side of Barham's window commission, p- ool- s o-f t- he ou- t- l- ine- s, as a backdrop.