This work explores memory and reinterpretation: a dinner was organized
by the artitst at his home, and 5 people were invited to take part of
it. The conversation that ensued over the dinner table was recorded, and parts of it were
re-enacted by the artist, who assumed the roles of the 5 guests. The
"reconstructed" dialog was played back in the gallery, using a speaker
setup that mirrored the arrangement of people around the table the
night of the dinner.
The title of the piece is inspired by Opus 11
by the fluxus artist Eric Andersen:
"An ocurrence or part of an ocurrence is
recorded and then played back."
The idea for Opus Zero was conceived before discovering Andersen's
work, although the influence of fluxus on this piece goes beyond the
Thanks to Elliott Kaplan, David Elliott, Grace Nielson, Madeleine
Gallagher and Megan Daalder for their participation in this piece.
Pictures (click to enlarge)