Karaoke Police: Great minds in the headless park / 2014 / Performance / Collaboration with Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Sophia Holst, Monika Lipšic, Marija Olšauskaitė, Jurgis Paškevičius, and Andrea Polichetti / Presented by Nomas Foundation in the series “To Continue. Notes Towards a Sculpture Cycle”

The public park of Villa Celimontana set the stage for a touring performance on the subject of finding opposites. Opposites here mean both the classical sense of big/small, dark/light, but can also be understood through a combined sense of differences. The departure point was the abundance of headless sculptures in the park, which we discovered were actually fake ancient works, made of resin. Throughout the tour we used a variety of temporal forms: storytelling, rap, face paint for obscuring camera recognition, primitive augmented reality, poetic running, and a large silk book. We see performance as an exhibition device, using it as a way to bridge between objects and how they are experienced.

The first version of the performance was made in November 2013 at the Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius. It combined surreal situations with local rumors.


 


 


Primitive augmented reality 


 


 


3rd side of the coin 


Spatula Uno TV 


The abstract map 


 


 


 


Portrait from far away 


 


 


Silk book