Jesper Just and Dorit Chrysler: This Nameless Spectacle (live)
Live video performance by Jesper Just together with Dorit Chrysler playing theremin on stage at Louisiana, accompanying Just’s projected video ‘This Nameless Spectacle’ creating an extraordinary audio-visual experience. Read more …
Stage performance by Danish video artist Jesper Just (b. 1974) and Austrian composer/musician Dorit Chrysler who plays theremin, an early electronic musical instrument controlled without discernible physical contact from the player.
Jesper Just’s two-channel work ‘This Nameless Spectacle’ (2012) takes its title from American poet William Carlos Williams’ poem ‘The Right of Way’. In this poem Williams describes the fascination with which we observe anonymous actions, the “nameless spectacles” which surround us every day, everywhere. In the film, Just tracks his two protagonists through Paris’ famous Buttes Chaumont park.
The action is mirrored and split between the two screens, bouncing from one to the other. This choreography is intended to wholly envelop the viewer in both the imagery and the narrative, simultaneously rendering the viewer a witness and an important player in the action.
Jesper Just was recently chosen to represent Denmark in the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Recorded at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, May 2012 as part of the TWO DAYS ART festival.
Produced by: Martin Kogi.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012
Supported by Nordea-fonden