OR LIFE OR
Text and performance by Hannah Black, sound by Bonaventure, scenography by Ebba Fransén WaldhörCommissioned by MoMA PS1, New York2017
The performance Or LIFE OR is a deconstructed adventure loosely based on the Wikipedia entry for “life”, as well as the field of catastrophic risk analysis in which the possibility of apocalyptic disaster is assessed in corporate terms. Taking place in a pre- or post-human landscape consisting of large pools cut out from the floor, the audience is seated in a circle around the concentric stage. Excerpts from the live spoken text are projected in reverse with a laser projector onto the water surface, with only the reflections on the walls being legible. Pools are filled with black ink and dye, seeping into the carpet. A single flag hangs from a pole.
Photos: Charles Roussel