Abstract Child

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Abstract Child
Curated by: Tam Hare

Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 104 62
May 28th, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM



Tam Hare presents:
Abstract Child: Only Ever Close

Curator: Tam Hare

This performative presentation will be formed as an audio-visual, textual experience. Artist Tam Hare constructs a position or character here, by adapting specific, obscured narratives that explore ideas concerning perceived cognitive issues and how these might relate to global capitalism within a post-capitalist setting. Crucially, the work also examines the availability of constantly expanding sources of knowledge, globalisation, 'the new media' and the internet, and what affects these elements have on this constructed, troubled subject.

Presented will be an independent 'viewpoint' that has felt a psychological and social rupture and become acutely disconnected from their contemporary society and setting. Consequently, a depiction of how information is manifested and expressed within the psyche of a subject as they begin to replicate their schizophrenic environment is envisaged through this performance.

"The resignation of what comes next can be seen from here. This force cannot be touched or grasped; no place is somewhere that might be an indication of where to go from here."

By creating a subject that exists within, and is a result of this socioeconomic system, what will be displayed is a specific realisation of the system's abstract formations and its ensuing productions. How this individual perceives these structures working against the collective will of their society - by continually projecting into a hypothetical future that forever bypasses the present - has helped create this internally ungrounded and indeterminate being. Their considerations of the rhetorical and utterly contradictory nature of this environment is manifested in this character and subsequently embodied in the work's ensuing performance.

This work by Tam Hare is partly in collaboration with composer John Bryden and visual artist Anna Glantz.

The performance will be staged at Fylkingen in Stockholm on 28 May; doors open at 8pm

This is a FREE event.


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