The Mark of Affect

The raw material for this piece is ‘marks of affect’ offered by a variety of individuals, all of which represent a trigger for or expression of a strong feeling. Torn from their original form and context, these ‘marks’ are reassembled live in the time and space of performance. Dislocated slivers, tastes and glimpses of affect coalesce into shifting constellations of sound, image, text and movement, which evoke, rather than expose their origin. In this decontextualised and cited form, does something of the affective origin of the ‘marks’ still remain? The multiplicity of sources and deliberate absence of stable meaning or context represent an invitation to liberate yourself from the search for understanding. Encounter what you see and hear through your feelings and abandon yourself to affective drift…

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