Limitless Cinema in Broken English

November 17, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 6:44 pm

These are some images from the performance of Ray Langenbach in ASIATOPIA last Sunday.

After I had seen this performance, I talked with Gao-eey-mee-panak, who offered me many ideas, including:

1.This is one of the interactive art works which we like very much. Normally I hate interactive performances, especially in pantomime stage plays, because I don’t want to be invited to stand in front of the audience and perform something. But some performances or art works can be interactive without embarrassing their shy viewers, such as Ray Langenbach’s and Nezaket Ekici’s performances. I also like some videos which are interactive, such as

1.1 ANA(T)TA (2007, Koichi Shimizu + Akaritchalerm Kalayanamitr)

1.2 Cross-reference, 35:27:02N/139:39:36E (Craig Walsh, 2005-2007)

1.3 SORRY (2007, Noraset Vaisayakul, Thailand)

2.This performance of Ray Langenbach reminds my friend of PERFORMANCE IN PROGRESS SHOWING (2008, B-Floor + Red Cabbage + Anna Voronoff, A+), which we saw in May, because Langenbach’s performance here requires us to move into a small crowded space and breathe some carbon monoxide, while the performance in May also requires the viewers to move into a small crowded space to understand the suffering of some smuggled foreign labourers who died because they could not breathe.

3.I am not sure what Langenbach’s performance means. My friend said that this performance also reminded him of our urban lives—we have to face crowded places, crowded buses, crowded trains, and breathe carbon monoxide everyday.


1 Comment »

  1. I wrote about Ray Langenbach’s performance here:

    Comment by celinejulie — November 17, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

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