FLOATS LIKE A MAGNET

(Performance lecture, duration: 35'00, 2017)

Floats Like A Magnet revolves around the premise that one could curate within fiction. Built around Chan’s practice as an artist, curator and filmmaker, the presentation involves the telling of a fictive narrative that weaves together the works of others.

The narrative builds upon Chan’s interaction with his fellow residents (Mercedes Azpilicueta, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Mohamed Abdelkarim, Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea), curators, the context and location of a residency. Taking the form of a performance lecture with the narrative incorporating familiar genres, pop/cultural references and art writing. Thus, the story recalls the artworks, activates the space and archives the residency. Evoking the space as scenario, exhibition as plot and the curator as storyteller.

Produced as part of the 37th Drodesera Festival’s LIVE WORKS Vol. 5 residency programme.

Video excerpt: https://vimeo.com/226720562

Download Full Script

 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_171228 Liveworks_00_00_09_01_Still001.jpg

Performance view: 37th Drodesera Festival

 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 7_02_43 PM (2).jpg
 
 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 7_03_37 PM (2).jpg
 
 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_171228 Liveworks_00_09_57_19_Still005.jpg
 
 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_171228 Liveworks_00_08_33_09_Still004.jpg
 
 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_171228 Liveworks_00_14_34_03_Still007.jpg
 
 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_171228 Liveworks_00_12_53_19_Still006.jpg
 
 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_171228 Liveworks_00_25_42_06_Still011.jpg
 
 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_171228 Liveworks_00_27_59_14_Still012.jpg
 
 
http://kentchan.info/files/gimgs/th-54_171228 Liveworks_00_29_36_14_Still013.jpg