Other Symmetries, 2017
performative lecture, Elmo Visual Presenter, 2 video projectors, digital slides, books, pens, paper, contact mics, steps
Other Symmetries is a 30 minutes performative lecture. It is a parody of an artist talk that literally transforms the space of the lecture into a space of symmetry.
Other Symmetries interrogates logic and rational forms of knowledge, particularly prescribed in the West but also, the format of artist presentations. Preemptive of a future I hope for myself, the lecture portrays the type of artist I seek to be: intellectual, speaking Oxford English with ambiguous accents, in search for proofs while embodying slippages of identity.
The thesis of the lecture itself is absurd: to prove that either symmetry does not exist or everything is symmetrical as long as you can draw a line. This "everything" in fact refers to body, gender, language and destiny.
By using a two-way mirror, superimposing an overhead projector onto projection of slides, drawing semiotic square and infinity equations, the performance plays on the layering of information to the point of overload. This point of overload is where "other" symmetries can emerge.