Cosmic Echolalia, 2014
Two videos, screen, beamer, still images, text on the wall, performance objects
Private Nationalism, Ostrale’014, Dresden, Germany, 2014

Text on the wall is a narrative consisted of quotations from two novels; Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
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1- “Schlachthof-fünf”, video, 18″
2- “Citizen Cosmos Om Competition“, performance documentation video, 3’39″

In this work I used the same staging methods as L’espace – quoting as a performative act – and both works which are based on a performative process can be considered as site specific. The place where this wall is located was once an old slaughterhouse in Dresden, now an art space / exhibition area called Ostrale. I produced this work during my stay at the Ostrale residency and at the end of one month stay, exhibited there. Ostrale exhibition area consisted of several rooms and the room I showed my work was “number 5”, which has a strong connection to Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse – Five. (Dresden was bombed in the World War 2, Vonnegut’s character Billy, who was “unstuck in time”, escaped the bombing there, in that slaughterhouse.) Besides that, during my residency I was staying in a very small wooden house, living a daily life which has something in common to Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha: regularly meditating, practicing yoga, taking notes of day and night, writing dream diaries, tasting the nature outside and my own nature inside. I also made a series of performances in the city with people waiting in front of the train stations: “Citizen Cosmos Om Competition”. Within all this process I started to play with narrative connections of notions like past/present/future and fiction/documentation in order to find a zone in-between, beyond representation.

All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist.

Detail from the installation “Cosmic Echolalia”, Ostrale’014, Dresden, 2014

View from the installation “Cosmic Echolalia”, Ostrale’014, Dresden, 2014

Cosmic Echolalia | 2014 | Work