Level

Tony Schwensen

Exhibition Dates
27 - 29 October 2005

The performer will be isolated inside gallery four with a yoga mat, a Swiss ball, a small amount of bedding, fifteen litres of water and a toilet bucket for a 48 hour period.

Overview

The performer will be isolated inside gallery four with a yoga mat, a Swiss ball, a small amount of bedding, fifteen litres of water and a toilet bucket for a 48 hour period.

 

Like recent high profile white collar criminals the performer will be forced to sink to his level, the psychic and physical point where he cannot fall any lower and can begin to attempt to stand up.

 

Isolated, alone, under observation, under scrutiny, both external and internal, forced into examining himself as he is examined by the other, questioning continuously and silently what it was that has placed him in this situation, what is at stake here, what is being investigated, what is possibly being carried into effect by this particular demand on mind and imagination?

 

Metaphorically, will it end with his face covered with plastic or with his hands stuck in the dough?

Tony Schwensen, 'Level', performance documentation, Artspace, Sydney, 2005