instructions #3

performance, 2012 (multiple (un)related causes)

'instructions #3' part of the series 'multiple (un)related causes', by ieke trinks, at action art now, OUI Performance, curated by Victoria Gray and Nathan Walker, York, England, 2012, photo by Tim Hunt 'instructions #3' part of the series 'multiple (un)related causes', by ieke trinks, at action art now, OUI Performance, curated by Victoria Gray and Nathan Walker, York, England, 2012, photo by Tim Hunt 'instructions #3' part of the series 'multiple (un)related causes', by ieke trinks, at action art now, OUI Performance, curated by Victoria Gray and Nathan Walker, York, England, 2012, photo by Tim Hunt 'instructions #3' part of the series 'multiple (un)related causes', by ieke trinks, at action art now, OUI Performance, curated by Victoria Gray and Nathan Walker, York, England, 2012, photo by Tim Hunt
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'instructions #3' part of the series 'multiple (un)related causes', by ieke trinks, at action art now, OUI Performance, curated by Victoria Gray and Nathan Walker, York, England, 2012, photo by Tim Hunt

Action Art Now is curated and organized by Victoria Gray and Nathan Walker of OUI Performance in York, England.  Here I performed the third version of ‘instructions’ part of the series ‘multiple (un)related causes’.  This performance uses the materials: chair, horn, plinth, bag with bananas, bottle of vodka, small vodka glass, speaker-set and audio recording device.  I speak out a range of actions that can be done in the space with the provided materials and record this with the sound recording device.  This gets played on the speaker-set in a continues loop.  There is no clear ending.  Because it was winter time, I included snow as a material.  This caused each round (the whole set of spoken actions) my short absence, of leaving the space to go out to grab snow.  Being outside I couldn’t hear the sound from inside.  So each round it was guessing when to open the door to come back inside on the right moment when it was spoken on the played recording.  My absence gave the audience the occasion to sabotage things, specially for those who couldn’t handle the long repetitive nature of the performance any longer.  I was surprised that no one drank the glass of vodka that I poured each round.  After the first round the small glass with vodka was already overflowing, which resulted in a whole bottle of vodka ending up on the floor.  I had several roles in the set of repeated actions, there was the bag with bananas of which I grabbed out each round one banana and peeled it and threw the banana peel over my hand.  The banana itself got split-up in two halves and I gave one to an audience member, probably always the same person, and the other part of the banana I used for my growing and developing snow sculpture on the plinth.  Sometimes the route crossed the horn and a possibility was there that I could step on it to produce a honk.  But it didn’t happen.  Eventually their was a daring audience member who wanted to release me from my hearing to honk repeatedly close in my ear.  The performance ended when someone unplugged to sound installation.  I think the performance took more than an hour.