Tam Hare presents:
Abstract Child: Only Ever Close
Artist Tam Hare constructs a position or character here, by adapting specific, obscured narratives that explore ideas concerning perceived cognitive issues and how these relate to global capitalism within a post-capitalist setting. Crucially, the work also examines the availability of constantly expanding sources of knowledge, globalisation, ‘the new media’ and the internet, and what affects these elements have on this constructed, troubled subject.
Presented will be an independent ‘viewpoint’ that has felt a psychological and social rupture and become acutely disconnected from their contemporary society and setting. Consequently, a depiction of how information is manifested and expressed within the psyche of a subject as they begin to replicate their schizophrenic environment is envisaged through this performance.
The resignation of what comes next can be seen from here. This force cannot be touched or grasped; no place is somewhere that might be an indication of where to go from here.
By creating a subject that exists within – and is a result of this socioeconomic system – what will be displayed is a specific realisation of the system’s abstract formations and its ensuing productions. How this individual perceives these structures working against the collective will of their society – by continually projecting into a hypothetical future that forever bypasses the present – has helped create this internally ungrounded and indeterminate being. Their considerations of the rhetorical and utterly contradictory nature of this environment is manifested in this character and subsequently embodied in the work’s ensuing performance.
The work is partly in collaboration with sound artist John Bryden and visual artist Anna Glantz.
This project is kindly supported by Fylkingen member Robin McGinley, Stockholm's EMS Elektronmusikstudion, and Konstfack's CuratorLab Program; with additional thanks to Camilla Larsson & Jacek Smolicki for their consultation & advice.
The performance: Fylkingen, Stockholm; May 28th at 8pm – FREE Admission