A presenter takes as his or her source material a lecture given by a famous figure, taking place elsewhere but simultaneously. Using digital telephony, the presenter is charged with the task, to the best of his or her abilities, to listen to and simultaneously recite back the lecture, taking place in a second, proxy venue. It is assumed that the lecture by the famous figure has sold out. The proxy venue, by contrast, will have plenty of extra seats and might even be largely empty. It is assumed that listening to and reciting back is a challenging task best left to professionals, and is doomed to approximation at best. The lecture by the famous figure includes visuals and so it is assumed visuals will also accompany the recitation of our proxy-presenter-professional. Results may vary. Refreshments served.
Images: Steven Chodoriwsky, SOLD OUT , 2012, photos by Qinyi Lim
“My practice incorporates built form, installation, performance and text.”
Steven Chodoriwsky (1980, Canada) lives and works in Maastricht. He is currently a design researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Previously a resident in the research program at CCA Kitakyushu, Japan, he also holds degrees in Architecture from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo.