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Photographs: Kim Coleman and Susie Green

Install images from top: Chelsea College of Art and Design 2007; The Chateau, Glasgow 2003; Magnifitat, Edinburgh 2002; Galerie Antje Wachs, Berlin 2009.

Untitled Performance (2003)

Performance. 3:00 mins. 

Birthday candle, tinfoil, sparkler, string, glow-in-the-dark paint, coloured tissue paper, bike lights, camera flashes, pre-recorded synthesizer soundtrack composed by the artists. 

Kim Coleman and Susie Green

A collaboration between Kim Coleman and Susie Green, Untitled Performance is a simulation of a firework concocted through simple means. A birthday candle, a sparkler, pieces of coloured tissue paper, bike lights, camera flashes, and a pre-recorded synthesizer soundtrack composed by the artists are used to  a metaphor for sexual chemistry and the crescendo of sexual climax. The firework is interpreted using birthday party materials, its constituent elements performed as if witnessed in super-slow-motion. During the performance, each artist orchestrates a delicate and complex network of actions under the cover of darkness, executing a carefully controlled chain of events. An igniting spark is followed by a rising light, then dying, light, pulleys are activated to reveal a wow-ing illumination, lights burst and flash illuminating a slow fallout. The performance ends in darkness.

 

Initially created to be performed in a bedroom to a live audience in Kim Coleman AK Knol, and Lucy Sacker's exhibiting project Magnifitat (Edinburgh), Untitled Performance has since been staged at various galleries and events including The Chateau (Glasgow), Galerie Antje Wachs (Berlin), Chelsea College of Art and Design (London), and The Ship (London). 

 

 

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