Monday, March 17, 2014

La Durée workshop at the Nobel Museum

On March 17, Per Hüttner and Fatos Üstek held a talk and a workshop with the staff and educators at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm to prepare for the project they will present in 2014. In the internal memo to the museum they write

"The project that we bring to the Nobel museum is an attempt to relate slightly differently to the institution. We investigate where it is possible to slightly shift how people think about the museum and how the audiences interact with what is on display. We do so with the hope of making the daily working process a little bit more interesting for you, the audience and us. We try to bring out the innate curiosity that lives in all of us and at the same time re-activate the knowledge produced by eight laureates. In order to do this we are dependent on a series of dialogues and exchanges:

We are relatively ignorant about your audience therefore dependent on your expertise as educators and also to tap into your experiences and knowledge in mediating what you know about the museum and the laureates. The workshop will be an opportunity both talk about these questions and also to discuss the 7 briefcases that will play the central role in the project – so that we together can agree on how to create the briefcases in the best of ways."

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Something there

Spiral, Wacoal Art Centre, June 25, 2013 – Fatos Ustek and Per Huttner
The performance was a part of Godzilla and the Phoenix, the 11th OuUnPo session in Tokyo and Yokohama.

Taking the starting point in Nobel Laureate, Samuel Beckett’s 1974 poem entitled "Something There", Ustek and Huttner together with 13 members of the Japanese audience carried out a sonar/mathematical investigation. Together they explored the potentiality of the poem by an activating it in space and time. The performance took place in the service staircase of the art centre where an Araki piece formed an important backdrop for the performance. The photographic installation in itself is a reflection on experience versus image (inside outside) and his relation to the other (subject/object), offered a perfect setting for the experiment.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Getting Ready for Japan - Something there

 -We are currently preparing two performances in Japan.

Project for OuUnPo Japan, Yokohama, 4-5pm, June 23, 2013 – Fatos Ustek and Per Huttner.
Taking the starting point in Nobel Laureate, Samuel Beckett’s 1974 poem with the same title, Ustek and Huttner will be investigating how a poem is the opposite of stability and stasis and how it is informed by the outside world. The poem will be  recreated in three dimensions and focus on the senses beyond vision.

The performance is public and will be performed in the public space of Yokohama harbour. The poem will be divided into 28 different parts. Some of these will be presented in words, others by objects, smells, tastes and sounds.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

La Durée Wins Grant to Develop Project in Stockholm

Vision Forum is proud to announce that Per Hüttner has won a grant from Längmanska kulturfonden to develop his collaboration with Fatos Üstek en Onur Gün in Stockholm. The project is planned to be shown to the public in summer 2014. Please follow it on this blog.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Preperatory Meetings in Berlin and Stockholm

In January 2013, the La Durée group are preparing for the upcoming project about the Nobel Prize in Mathematics. We met with Onur Gun, who is researching Interacting Random Systems at Weierstrass Institute in Berlin and came up with lots of exciting and interesting ideas. We will also meet our future partners in Stockholm at the end of the month. So, keep your eyes on this site - we will shortly post more and exciting news.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time Machine at La Meridienne, the Observatory, Besançon, April 19, 2012

For the performance at the Observatory in Besançon groups of 12 people were guided on a journey from the present to the 19th century via a set of different trips that provoked reflection on time and temporality.

1. The journey started at the contemporary part of the observatory. Here the audience met the institute’s director François Vernotte who introduced the atomic clocks that allow them to measure time in the most precise way currently available.

2. The audience then moved into the garden where Per briefly introduced the project. After that we together walked to the ancient director’s villa, which is a beautiful 19th century building that has been disused for a long time. The was informed that the would embark on a journey to the 19th century. At that time, like today, Besançon was world-leading in time measuring. But at that time it was the stars that allowed them to measure time with the greatest of exactitude. In order to use the old time keeping machine it was very important to be able to count the passing seconds with great exactitude.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Her Sad Pardone - Miramar, Porto

Her Sad Pardone was performed by Per Hüttner and Fatos Üstek at Senhor da Pedra , chapel of the lord of stone at Miramar outside of Porto April 8, 2012.

1. The two performers met the audience in front of the chapel on the beach. The audience was given a short introduction about contemplation by Per who also asked them: what does it mean to contemplate the horizon, the size of the ocean and what is the difference between thinking and contemplating?

2. The two performers gave each member of the audience a piece of paper and a pen and asked them to describe the ideal space for contemplation by writing it on the piece of paper. What it looks like, what it smells like, what you can hear in it and what it contains. When they were finished they were asked to fold the paper in a special way and then give it to a selected member of the audience.