11 March to 04 May 2020
Nicole Bachmann’s ‘full stop slightly high’ is a new performance featuring two dancers within VITRINE London in Bermondsey Square. As live performances are no longer possible, a recording of the performance is available to watch for free online.
‘full stop slightly high’ Video Documentation
The video is a documentation presentation of Nicole Bachmann’s performance and sound installation ‘full stop slightly high’. It combines the full audio track (duration 13mins 48secs), which is currently presented in the gallery space, together with a filmed extract from a rehearsal of the performance. This is an extract. The full performance duration is 60 minutes and involves live vocals via radio mic.
At VITRINE, London, the vocal element can be heard as intended through contact-speakers attached to the glass window panes, alongside the markings and props from the performances, using voice and sound to extend the performance’s corporeality.
Whilst the documentation does not compare to experiencing the live work, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to view the work online.
Arrangement/composition: Nicole Bachmann
Performers: Aurore Vigneron and Noa Genazzano
Voices: Legion Seven, Aurore Vigneron, Noa Genazzano
Recording and Mastering: Samuel Rodgers
Video Editing: Nicole Bachmann
A Work Exploring Social Constraints
Bachmann explores VITRINE’s unique space using the confined form as a metaphor for the social constraints we may experience in our lives. These constraints manifest themselves socially, physically and economically in our bodies and our minds, creating multifaceted limitations on our lives. Bachmann is interested in how these constraints become rules and normalities, entering our lives and becoming negative parameters through which we exist.
Performers negotiate structural elements and platforms of varying heights in the space leaving marks on the white walls. When there is no performance, these marks become traces of their bodies’ movements.
When the space is empty, there is an audio work playing quietly through speakers attached to the windows. The work is only be heard by those closer to the gallery to implicate the audience through their proximity to the space. The audio piece uses voice and sound to extend the performances corporeality, imagining the body through hearing and sharing the same space in its absence.
For more information visit the VITRINE website.
New Edition Available
full stop slightly high
Inkjet and laser print on paper under glass
30 x 21 cm each
Edition of 25 (+2AP)
£120 Inc. VAT