APPARITIONAL CHARLATAN – A REVISIONIST ACCOUNT OF AN ARBITRARY HISTORICAL CATEGORY OF DANCE FILM IS A PERFORMANCE OF OUR TIME TOGETHER ON STAGE, IN STUDIO, BEFORE CLASS…

For Apparitional Charlatan…, Brian Fuata has narrated the dance films haphazardly curated by Kenneth Goldsmith for online library of Avant Garde art practice, Ubu Web. Written as first-person accounts, these transcriptions range from free association to direct quotes about the films sourced from Wikipedia, and are presented in 280 text slides. The text work is combined with a performance video, based on Fuata’s recent series of ghost gallery performances but with the figure of the ghost edited out. Image and text operate on different time loops, their combinations infinitely random and continuous, creating a hyper performance document of omission and presence.

Commissioned by Lisa Havilah, Director of Carriageworks for 24 Frames Per Second Image: Zan Wimberley

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