ABSOLUTION / TOILET SIGNS [standard stare]

I stopped being interested in assholes who talked about wanting to do puzzles.
I stopped wanting something that lasted a long time and made me dizzy {want to hurl}.
Gratification now! Lucidity now! Show me the signal and I show you my origin story (I’ll hold up a mirror).

Absolution / Toilet Signs continues Ivan Cheng’s ongoing proposition of Standard Stare, a work around infrastructure, desire, and distance. It is a filmed situation in the context of lament.tv, and will be performed by Gailė Griciūtė reprising the role of ‘salad bar’, and Cheng in the role of ‘simple disgrace/complex gremolata/sugar baby ex-angel’. Absolution / Toilet Signs will be performed with Mire Lee’s sculpture in absentia.

for lament.tv

Garments: Good & Bad (Marina M. Kolushova, Victor Stuhlmann, Ossi Lehtonen)
Prepared piano, performance: Gailė Griciūtė
Text, direction, performance: Ivan Cheng
And appearances from: Alexander Iezzi, Magdalena Mitterhofer, Shade Theret, Arnold Trautwein

Music: Gailė Griciūtė, Julia Reidy, Marcus Whale
Sculpture: Mire Lee

Acknowledgements and thanks: Anderl and Wendelin Kammermeier, Jacob Peter Kovner and Florian Fischer, Daniel Horn and Ludovica Parenti, Lament, Operomanija, Centrale Fies, Les Urbaines, Pina Vienna, Maison Populaire

Photographs Luis Artemio de los Santos