Saturday, November 17, 2007
"Theatre of the Subliminal Front" at LIVE 07, Vancouver
Photo by AliseIborg Zhaoying (a.k.a. Penny Leong Browne)
Second Front performs at the Western Front in Vancouver as part of the LIVE 2007 Biennial of Performance Art, October 20, 2007.
Inside the "Theatre of the Subliminal Front" Second Front members discover they are both the performers and the subject of a meditative action-painting. To the beats of a gong in a Hermann Nitsch soundtrack, Second Front performers shoot paint cans that splatter paint on impact, exploding colour onto a scene that depicts the performers' avatars as paper cut-outs getting crucified in the "theatre", with Nitsch paintings, crosses and a billboard of the Second Front setting the stage. In the final scene. Second Front performers play dead, releasing their souls from their avatar bodies.
Guest-curated by James Morgan of Ars Virtua and Jeremy Turner.
Second Front's own video coming soon!
In the meantime, check out these photos by Tran Spire (a.k.a. Doug Jarvis)
Posted by Penny Browne at 11:50 PM