Saturday, September 9 @ 3PM
3A Gallery, 629 E. 6 Street
New York, NY 10009
AS OPPOSED TO GRAVITY, a “contracted cinema” performance created in response to the exhibit TITLE by Jeff Preiss.
Writing ahead of time about something that I won't necessarily do, at least not as described, always gives me pause. I don't want to reveal too much, yet at the same time realize that descriptive information helps entice a potential audience to discover, alongside me, what I'm doing. So, here it is:
Title: As Opposed To Gravity
This performance will be presented alongside another piece of audio:
Title: What's Your Favorite Movie? (Adolfas Mekas)
I'm not trying to be mysterious, it's just that what I'll do is speculative until it happens. A plan exists, but the reality of things is that I can't entirely predict the outcome, or how it will be experienced by those of us in the gallery, since we are all in it together. I'm committed to not knowing too much in advance about the results of my ideas.
In lieu of a better description, I might mention that As Opposed To Gravity is site-specific and made in direct response to your installation. In fact it includes your footage, which will be projected on 16mm. Your exhibit is concerned with the loop, the circle, the perimeter, and what I'm thinking to do focuses on the center, the space between. I'll be in the middle. That's all I can really think of to say other than that I'll probably never do this piece again after the 3A show. Maybe that is what we should be telling people.