Annunciate | SEVEN, a performative drawing project | Montserrat Galleries & Various Sites, Paris, France | Montserrat College of Art & Design, Beverly, MA | 7.2013
materials | Acrylic paint, Video, Google Hangout, Costume, Soundtrack
surfaces | 72 hours, 2 hours live broadcast performance, China/France/America/Africa
dimensions | 26' x 11'

The Internet and Google applications are used as structures in virtually constructing an ephemeral world in which a physical avatar could live and create in real-time.

This performance installation was a part of a group show based on “live” drawing. Between telecommunication and its physical avatars, a virtual performance was conducted remotely from Paris and interacted with the gallery in a variety of formats. Whether through a visit meeting a group of art students on a tour of the exhibition, joining the gallery staff and friends for an artist reception dinner, or while installing the performance structure (part of which including the correspondence between GoogleHangout interface and live persons), the breadth of the new language distilled by this integrated utility, began to blur the border between studio and gallery, artist and audience, branded participant and product, amongst other thoughts.

The majority of the piece was guided by the proportional relationship of social markers of time (events, and the hyper-sensitively designed map of roles and responsibilities. Itemizing and categorically stimulating behavioral content as part of the construction of the piece itself (through written notes akin to a playwright's script) conducted a kind of immersive process-based and durational artwork.

Directed by: Autumn Ahn
Performance Avatar: Amanda Antunes
Curatorial Direction: Maggie Cavallo
Soundscape Editing: Igor Polcaj
Sites: Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA--Paris, France
Duration: 3 days, July 2013

Boston Globe: "...Autumn Ahn had recently finished her mural (they’re all untitled) via video chat from Paris. Ahn directed collaborator Amanda Antunes in a performance, painting a gestural altarpiece akin to black stage curtains around a video projection of a performance by Ahn dipping her hands in pigment and painting. The mural expertly explores the immediacy of mark-making over distance, and communication through, as Ahn put it in a video chat with me, a physical avatar. [Cate McQuaid]"

photos by: [Amanda Antunes, Google Hangout "Capture"]
special special thanks to Maggie Cavallo & Amanda Antunes for their expert collaboration.

Annunciate | SEVEN, a performative drawing project | Montserrat Galleries & Various Sites, Paris, France | Montserrat College of Art & Design, Beverly, MA | 7.2013
materials | Acrylic paint, Video, Google Hangout, Costume, Soundtrack
surfaces | 72 hours, 2 hours live broadcast performance, China/France/America/Africa
dimensions | 26' x 11'

The Internet and Google applications are used as structures in virtually constructing an ephemeral world in which a physical avatar could live and create in real-time.

This performance installation was a part of a group show based on “live” drawing. Between telecommunication and its physical avatars, a virtual performance was conducted remotely from Paris and interacted with the gallery in a variety of formats. Whether through a visit meeting a group of art students on a tour of the exhibition, joining the gallery staff and friends for an artist reception dinner, or while installing the performance structure (part of which including the correspondence between GoogleHangout interface and live persons), the breadth of the new language distilled by this integrated utility, began to blur the border between studio and gallery, artist and audience, branded participant and product, amongst other thoughts.

The majority of the piece was guided by the proportional relationship of social markers of time (events, and the hyper-sensitively designed map of roles and responsibilities. Itemizing and categorically stimulating behavioral content as part of the construction of the piece itself (through written notes akin to a playwright's script) conducted a kind of immersive process-based and durational artwork.

Directed by: Autumn Ahn
Performance Avatar: Amanda Antunes
Curatorial Direction: Maggie Cavallo
Soundscape Editing: Igor Polcaj
Sites: Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA--Paris, France
Duration: 3 days, July 2013

Boston Globe: "...Autumn Ahn had recently finished her mural (they’re all untitled) via video chat from Paris. Ahn directed collaborator Amanda Antunes in a performance, painting a gestural altarpiece akin to black stage curtains around a video projection of a performance by Ahn dipping her hands in pigment and painting. The mural expertly explores the immediacy of mark-making over distance, and communication through, as Ahn put it in a video chat with me, a physical avatar. [Cate McQuaid]"

photos by: [Amanda Antunes, Google Hangout "Capture"]
special special thanks to Maggie Cavallo & Amanda Antunes for their expert collaboration.