FIFTY FIVE YEARS ALIVE ON THE INFINITE PLAIN @ Tate Modern / by melinda shopsin

I reprised my projectionist role at Tate Modern on January 18, 2017 in a performance of Tony Conrad's FIFTY FIVE YEARS ALIVE ON THE INFINITE PLAIN.  Rhys Chatham (long string instrument), Angaharad Davies (violin) and Dominic Lash (electric bass) accompanied a recording of Tony Conrad's violin as recorded by Jim O'Rourke at an earlier performance. Over the course of 90 minutes four 16mm projections slowly, almost imperceptibly merge into one overlapping image. Focus shifts and other occurrences happen along the way. 

Photo by David Daniell