Methodologies for Tourists Saint John (MFTSJ) 02014
“The question then is how to get lost. Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognito in between lies a life of discovery.” (Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost)
Visibility and the Nature of Disappearance (for I. Izquierdo and J. Schwebel), The Alert Nature of Combustion 1, 2, & 3, The Dissolution of Waiting, Constructing Insightful Memorandums, Indications of Orthogonality, Plumbing the Ideas of Measurement 1 & 2, and Pulling Extraneous Limens (Influencing Uncomfortable Desires) are actions done at the Saint John Arts Centre (Canada) during a residency in 02014. The performances are investigations of visibility, time, disappearance, and structure. Here, the artist explores ideas behind place, space, history and memory; terms that engage ideas of identity and the value of culture. The actions were in homage to the building in which they were performed (Carnegie Library). These actions also refer to the performance practices of 2 contemporary artists that deal with place and visibility I. Izquierdo and J. Schwebel.