Scriptings #15: N dissolves

N dissolves was Giles Bailey and Achim Lengerer’s first public encounter with the material that would form the basis of a future performance and publication.

Embracing the logics of both the moving image and live performance, the project performed dynamic, unquantifiable transitions between the performer, persona, staging and character at play in Ron Vawter’s 1992 performance Roy Cohn/Jack Smith.

The evening took the form of a blocking rehearsal loosely based on video documentation and monologues with the aforementioned characters.

The event was supported by the Dutch Embassy in Vienna.

Achim LENGERER is an artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. In his work he deals with questions of language, which he realizes in performances or in installations. He has initiated several collaborative projects including Freitagsküche in Frankfurt and Berlin and voiceoverhead, a collaboration with artist Dani Gal. He has been running Scriptings, a traveling exhibition space and publishing house, since 2009. Scriptings functions as a discursive platform, building on and running parallel to Lengerer’s projects. Scriptings is open to artists, writers, graphic designers, performers and publishers—all those who make use of “script” and “text” formats in their respective production processes.

Giles BAILEY (born in York/UK) lives and works in Rotterdam. Bailey is largely working with performance; his research is concerned with exploring the role of the speaking performer in exploring the mechanics of narrative. He developed the project Talker Catalogue starting in September 2009: an ongoing inquiry into reading mediations of performance events including Scriptings #12: Exit The Aztec.


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