Season Sat 30 - Sun 31 July
Times 1pm Sat - 12 pm Sun
Duration 23 hours (in-person viewing during opening hours only, see website for details)
Artist talk Sun 31 July 3pm
RIMA is a durational work that is FREE.
As you tap your message from the other side, I think this is the closest we will ever be, between us a wall a trillion skins thick.
Technology, creative fiction and endurance performance are combined in RIMA, a 23-hour-long performance and digital media installation by SQUIDSILO (Julie Vulcan and Ashley Scott). Inhabiting both the physical and virtual worlds, performer Julie Vulcan and media artist Ashley Scott explore strategies for survival by poetically re-framing the abject facts behind the effects of solitary confinement and isolation.
Confined to a 2 x 3 metre area, Vulcan’s movements, alongside incremental environmental changes, trigger sensors that in turn simultaneously dispatch a correlated text stream onto the wall and out to the twittersphere. Scott combines live and pre-recorded sound to at once accentuate time passing and disturb the space.
RIMA is a response to Vulcan’s research into the psychological and physical effects of solitary confinement. The short missives of text build over 23 hours into a fictional narrative that hovers somewhere between an indistinct present and a speculative sci-fi future.
Follow the text stream on twitter @squidsilo or www.squidsilo.net/rima3
Performance, text, set design: Julie Vulcan
Sound, programmer: Ashley Scott
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Online Magazine will be covering the Sunday performance ( media: jornalist Jennifer Zaman)