LONDON: 'Trajectory' by Maria Papadomanolaki
date: 2008-11-27 - 2008-11-30

artists: Libero Colimberti, Jan Hendrickse, Simone Izzi, Nitin Lachhani, Luc Messinezis, Maria Papadomanolaki, Vytis Puronas, Mark Shorey and Mark Wright. about Trajectory: About the piece Trajectory is a 30 minute performance piece which explores the territories surrounding the IMT gallery. It focuses on the idea of using sound as a canvas on which the performer inscribes an itinerary of the visited areas. Phonographic sound, body – environment interaction and narrative, among other sources, construct the palette of a live transmission streamed back to the gallery space. The performer’s exploration is also filtered and enhanced by the audience’s participation using text messages instigating her/him for example to look for sounds, talk to people or take pictures. This dialogue between the transmitter and the receiver bridges the gap between the real, physical space of the performer and the imagined/ utopian space streamed back in the gallery. The performance is completed when the wanderer enters the IMT and submits the gathered material. Trajectory experiments with the notion of subjective encoding/decoding in the process of transmitting/receiving an experienced space and time. Alternatively to its wide use in broadcast and radio, in trajectory the same idea is placed in a more artistic context and it is used as a tool for a modern psychogeographic investigation and live phonographic documentation of an area.