THE SCRIPT SYSTEM - Dusseldorf, Germany (2013)
„Daily life is characterized by “human automats ”. Can we break the stereotyped action?“
Always the same way to work, day after day…it is early in the morning…FAR TOO EARLY for performance art! Always the same way to work, day after day…it is early in the morning…FAR TOO EARLY for performance art! The semi-automatized operating according to an internalised script…enter, pass through, punch the ticket, sit down… Disturbed by a completely naked woman, right in the middle of it, dressed in words… What will happen? Astonishingly… NOT THAT MUCH!
The own radical nakedness turns in this process into a protective shield against the stereotype and paradoxically makes the artist invisible. If one allows stunning defencelessness, a protective, almost private space arises – even on the tram.
THE SCRIPT SYSTEM - Düsseldorf (2013)
„Der Alltag ist geprägt von „menschlichen Automaten“. Gelingt es stereotypes Handeln zu durchbrechen?“
Der Tag für Tag gleiche Weg zur Arbeit mit der Straßenbahn… Es ist früh…VIEL ZU FRÜH für Performancekunst! Das halb-automatisierte Agieren nach verinnerlichtem Script… Einsteigen, durchgehen, Ticket entwerten, Platz einnehmen… Gestört durch eine vollkommen Nackte, mittendrin, gekleidet in Worte… Was wird passieren? Erstaunlicherweise…NICHT VIEL!
Die eigene, radikale Nacktheit wird dabei zum Abwehrschild gegen das Stereotype und macht die Künstlerin paradoxerweise zur Unsichtbaren. Lässt man atemberaubende Schutzlosigkeit zu, entsteht plötzlich ein protektiver, fast privater Raum…selbst in einer Straßenbahn.
Warning: Mature content and language. Some nudity.
Matt watches helplessly as some other man they meet on the internet enjoys his way with his wife.
Written and directed by Bobby Barredo
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*UPDATE: I'VE DECIDED TO GIVE ALL OF THE PROCEEDS FROM NEDA AND VOX TO UNITED FOR IRAN. TO Get VOX, NEDA AND TO SUPPORT PEACE AND LOVE IN IRAN: kawehi.bandcamp.com/album/vox
First up off of VOX: NEDA. Neda Agha-Soltan was a 26 year old woman who died by a fatal shot to the chest by Iranian authorities during the 2009 election protests. Her death was captured on video by bystanders, put on the internet, and went viral around the world. Neda became the face of Iran's democracy movement - and the voice of women in Iran. An anonymous Kickstarter song pledger gave me free reigns to write about whatever I wanted - and after hours of research on NEDA, I didn't feel right about writing another silly love song. There are more important voices that need to be heard - and this time, I choose for it to belong to one woman: Neda.
Everything about this video and song were done by Paul and I. The entire track is all vocals - everything you hear was a sound made by me. I wanted VOX to be simple - one instrument, one me. And the video - was shot with no money, no crew - just Paul and his one camera. We did the best we could - with the little we had - and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Who says you can't accomplish anything DIY?
I chose to include real footage in the video - and although it is very sensitive material, I thought it was important for everyone to witness. She is an inspiration to me and to us all as a human race.