Always differing and deferring, the trace is never as it is in the presentation of itself. It erases itself in presenting itself, muffles itself in resonating. How do we conceive what is outside a trace?
The sound piece, which precedes the performance, anticipates the mechanisms by which our memory will retain the performance, representing fading traces and prompting fading memories. This ‘pre-presentation’ resists being read as a transparent record, but furthers the work’s dissemination through a different form. The memory of the performance/sound will be contained in the final tableau, In this way memory, performance and affects are contingent on one another in their relation to time, both looking forwards and backwards, while being performed in the present.
29th May 2013 Latelier-ksr – Berlin