NADA NEW YORK
MAPPING/ERASING (TEXT ON BLACKBOARD)
A REAL-TIME ACTIVITY
MARCH 8 – 11, 2018
A man and a woman are sitting each on a chair positioned left of a blackboard. The artist, seated on the right of the board, rises to write a word (or a couple of words) on the blackboard, then sits down again (during this and successive of the artist’s writing an audio footage of a jazz piano composition –one of the last by Th. Monk) is heard). The woman rises and erases the words. Then sits down again. The artist rises and continue to write some other words. Then he sits down again. The man rises and erases the words just written by the artist. The procedure starts again (woman, man) and ends soon after the artist has ended to write his last words. The three, eventually, sit down facing quietly the public for a 30 seconds. End.
This piece, according to the artist, questions the impact of the artist's voice (work) in his environment.