In *bang! four artists explore narrative performativity in the relationship of objects to physical space. Tampering with our understanding of process, time, and space, the sculptural artworks embody situations focusing on issues of duration, procedure, and action while expressing a sense of origin and completion as in a dinner, a story, or a game. From beginning to the end, from subject to object, *bang! redirects the narrative back to its starting point, to a moment of disruption, or simply to its inevitable conclusion.
Lukas Hofmann’s performance will comprise a network of improvisational collective interactions and movements through the space, igniting primal human connections and producing a ritualistic romantic metanarrative that disrupts perception of the other and the tendency to navigate society on autopilot.
“One fine morning I awoke to discover that during the night I had learned how to understand the language of birds. I have listened to them ever since. They say: Look at me! Or Get out of here! Or Let’s fuck! Or Help! Or Hurrah! Or I found a worm! And that’s all they say. And that, when you boil it down, is about all we say.” —Hollis Frampton