As part of the Long Island City Open Studios, Studio 201 is a video-performance exhibition based on Slavoj Zizek’s writings on its ontological difference to the displacement of objects caused by a change in an observational position that provides a new line of sight. The devil in a non-rhythmical and non-sense scenario.
Performative focus on this new re-interpretation of things, Ilaria Garbero and Maximiliano Siñani place a Carnival’s Devil stationary in the room. The Carnival’s Devil is recognizable for its outstanding character and colorful custom which dances folkloric music during specifically the Carnaval de Oruro in Bolivia.
Music in this case will be based on a non-rhythmical period of time on which Josh Bess, Ambroise Bellec, Konstantine Savva and Daniel Siles mix up between physical instrumentality and synchronized sounds in a live-set. The counteraction is to develop a non-rhythmical harmony juxtaposed between the sounds of the drums and the digital set-up installation along the projections.
Videos in addition to contextualize this non-sense action generated with a series of performances by Julie Cetti, Paul Lemarquis and Felix Felix Robin based on the absurdity. Mostly in the use of the street or human-body as the video-scenario of doing something which leads to nothing.
Studio 201 is a collective of emerging artists based in New York.