Documentation of performative lecture by Sidsel Christensen. (30 min.)
The work incorporates video and powerpoint presentation, objects and sound.
At Normanns Art Gallery, Stavanger, Norway, 2012.
The lecture presents the life, work and collapse of Mary Anne Atwood, an English writer on Hermetic philosophy that lived at the turn of the 19th century.
Artist Sidsel Christensen explores Attwood’s story and examines the language and iconography of her theories on Alchemy. Further the artist presents a suggestive inquiry into possible avenues of making, action, collapse and inaction that presents itself from a contemporary reading of the material.
During the talk, the role of the author, the artist and the audience transforms in the space between language and substance, as the artist physically enters the video images and ideas presented via the objects in the instalation.