S.U.M. (Standing Under Mis)
S.U.M. is a two-ring circus where performances are staged and documented, installations are arranged and rearranged, and documentation lags and layers; for us and for you in a space, from now, until sometime later. Objects and ourselves, both present, in and out of place, action-ready. Hoisted up, spun, wrung-out, rung, shed of their carapace. Some things fall, others drag, some rotate, others drape. All captured in some way or another, sometimes partially, often provisionally. There are lags and layers. Four people placing, pacing here and there in time. Each element is at once prop, sound source, architectural element and item to be destroyed. Authorship is blurred and actions are fodder for further capture and remix, revisit, reverse. There are lags and layers.
Exhibition at Katzman Contemporary (now defunct), Toronto, September 6 – October 28, 2017. Opening September 6 at 6pm.