forget the land

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Forget the Land
2012 / Project for The Institute of Dirty Horticulture at Hortus, a botanical garden in Amsterdam

폴겟더랜드는 종이가면 시리즈이고, 형상과 소리에 따라 4가지 타입으로 구성된다.
그것은 호투스라는 암스테르담의 식물원에서 설치되었고, 관객에 의해 사용되었으며,
공연자들에 의해 식물원으로 건너가는 다리공간에서 즉흥극형식으로 공연되기도 했다.
사람이 가면을 착용하고, 말을 하거나, 숨을 쉴 때,
가면은 사람의 말소리, 숨소리에 따른 강약을 변수로 기억하고, 그것을 다양한 음으로 변환하는 기능을 가지고 있고,
우리가 입으로 불거나, 입모양과 관계가 있는 악기들, 즉, 아코디혼, 피리 플룻 등을 음색으로 변환되어 발생한다
이렇게 하여, 가면을 쓴 사람들은 자신의 말소리나 숨소리에 덧붙여지는 멜로디 때문에, 자신의 몸을 낯설게 느끼게 된다.

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Forget the Land consists of a series of paper masks that are held up separately by thin wooden stands and are displayed at eye-level.
Installed on the edge of the garden where a retracted bridge prevents us from crossing the water,
the masks seem to guard the passage and make for an uncanny and solipsistic presence.

Only when activated, either by performer or by the visitor, do the masks gain some sort of life.
This life is by no means less apparitional, as the masks not only hide the face,
but also transform the words that its inhabitant speaks to an indecipherable electronic utterance.
By changing voice into sound, and particularity into universalism, the work questions the subjectivity of the ‘performer’
and the ways in which we communicate.
Because once we loose our voice, might we not as well be a tree or a pond?
Forget the Land proposes a tool for a universal language that, once you get past the frustration of having lost your ability
to speak, moves beyond locality and individualism into an ontological being-in-common.

V. Anastasyadis, J. Vermaning, S. Oorthuizen

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1 on the face of Antoni Ortega
4 5 In the moment of performance, Stef Meul, Wonjung shin, Or Gadelia
1 2 3 4 5 photography by Ernst Van deursen

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