Creating The Paintings During the 108 Doors Performances
Paintings are created in a pool of light from the overhead video projection; within a video loop of the precedent performance.
Each event is the continuation of the previous. Using the accumulation of recycled images and sounds from the previous performance acts as the backdrop.
A sense of ‘mise en abime’ is created. The sound track evolves in response to the sounds and gestures made in creating the paintings. Mark plays gamelan instruments, digital synthesisers, percussion and found objects (including ‘prepared piano’ if available).
Crushing coloured rocks, mixing, pouring water all becomes a part of the evolving sound track. The canvases are instruments; drums that can rhythmically beat out colour …rubbed together.