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Welcome Mat
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Welcome Mat

Performance Series.

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Welcome Mat will be a series of four situated performance events conceived performed by Mark Harvey reflecting on the spectator/performer climate, climate change, and bodily movements. The actions will be situated at transitory points at different times throughout the symposium. The artist will perform physical actions that at times invoke notions of physical endurance, with guided conversations inviting participation from spectators as they travel between spaces.

The series of actions will be responding to Harvey’s ongoing concerns with spectator engagement, falling/failing, reviving/rescuing, thresholds of agreement, climate change discourse, notions of mobility/movement, and physical endurance/heroics. Amongst a range of other concepts embedded within this project are his responses to notions of productive idiocy (for instance in relation to Freidrich Nietzsche, 2001), visual arts public situational and participatory discourses (such as Miwon Kwon, 2004; Claire Bishop, 2012; and Grant Kester, 2012), and a nod to current debates around climate change action/inaction.

The actions take as long as they are required to engage with all spectators in each site.

  • Welcome Mat, Performing Mobilities, 2015.

  • Welcome Mat, Performing Mobilities, 2015.

  • Welcome Mat, Performing Mobilities, 2015.


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