1, 2, 3

EMMEDIA + M:ST present

1, 2, 3
by Andrés Galeano

Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 3-6PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW

DURATION: 3 hours
MATERIALS: high performance running clothes, high performance drinks, elliptical cross trainer
VIDEO: Loading, 2014, 16:9, 35 mins. (loop), fragments of Youtube
4 CHANNEL AUDIO INSTALLATION: 2700 tracks of 4 seconds selected randomly and played by a computer program


“1, 2, 3” is an installation-performance based on sound, Youtube video projections and one long durational action.

A voice repeats “1, 2, 3” uninterruptly. A collection of four second field recordings from different parts of the world, abruptly recorded during one year. 2700 sound tracks are played, randomly selected by a computer program. 1…2…3… like a martial tempo of a transitory body confused in time. 1…2…3… as a sound check for…. 1… 2… 3…for a disciplined workout and high performance… 1…2…3… a blocked enumeration for an non-exhausted body suspended in loop…

The performance lasts 3 hours and is obsessively shredded in seconds. Perhaps a footnote to the old and arthitric Cunningham in its minimal choreography for the video installation “Stillness” by Tacita Dean. Or maybe the search of reaching a trance state throughout fitness. Or just the simple boredom of a repetitive voice filling the emptiness of a diary when you forgot what to say… Once and again… 1… 2…3… running in circles is running around… uno, dos, tres…

About Andres Galeano:

Andrés Galeano was born in Spain in 1980. He holds a Philosophy degree at the Universtiy of Barcelona, a Photography diploma at the Freie Fotoschule Stuttgart and a Sculpture/Free Art degree at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. He works with drawing, photography, video, installation and performance and has realized exhibitions and performances in Europe, Latin America and Canada. In Berlin he has been curating the performance art programme Extension Series at Grimmuseum and ¡POESÍACCIÓN! at Instituto Cervantes. He lives in Berlin and Barcelona.

For more info: www.andresgaleano.eu

About M:ST Performative Art Festival:

The seventh edition of the Mountain Standard Time Festival will take place from September 26 to October 11, 2014. Alberta’s only biennial of performative art, M:ST celebrates innovative and critically engaged performative art in the southern Alberta region.

For more info: www.mstfestival.org

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