Tilting Time

2012. Kunsthalle Berlin/Grimmuseum Gallery (Extension Series):

A performance lecture on the German mathematician Werner Grosse and his method for converting the time parameters of a movie into spatial parameters. A prelude to the performance installation “SIX SAINTS: Tycho Brahe” (2013).

“Tilting time (a prelude)” is about transformation – of events in time into space. Preparing the performance made me consider, how “transformation” has been at the core of performance art, ever since Duchamps literally emptied a pissoir of its meaning by turning it upside down – and at the same time filling it with so much new meaning.

In “Tilting Time”, I investigated various ways of giving objects (represented by potatoes) new value; with reference to the history of art.