[-empyre-] Artwork #5: Maia Conran - Meat

Daniel Lichtman danielp73 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 13:58:46 AEST 2018

Robert Rapoport's response to Maia Conran's Meat

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From: Robert R <robertrapoport at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:02 PM
Subject: RR Response to Meat
To: Daniel Lichtman <danielp73 at gmail.com>

A conversation between two disembodied voices in which they narrate the
armature of a film.

Voice 1/Voiceover (mechanized) describes light, and objects without
relation. Is this a beginning?

Quickly an armature becomes apparent: a scaffold that sits above a stage,
supporting lights that, normally, one should forget are there. This is the
armature of the theater. Deus ex Machina.

Voice over describes a black box lit by fresnel lights. Where are we? We
look up from the orchestra pit. Where is the action? the sound?

Enter voice two (less mechanized). asking a monkey to re-enter the frame.

Cue voice one with a story of sensory deprivation.

Voice two mourns only the deprivation of presence. The compressed version
of a gibbon in monochrome. while voice 2 interprets this

Voice one can only enumerate objects without semantic relation.

Voice two: again calls us back to the armature. Naming the lights rigged
but to dutifully shine on darkness. The voice us to come out of the codec
we call home and swing on a live tree.

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 5:48 PM Daniel Lichtman <danielp73 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Maia Conran
> Meat
> Video link: https://vimeo.com/163522502
> Maia Conran lives and works in London and North Wales. She works primarily
> in installation, moving image and performance. Voice, internet politics,
> and ideas around ownership and privacy are central interests of her
> practice.
> She has been awarded solo exhibitions at Kingsgate Workshops, London;
> Grand Union, Birmingham; IMT Gallery, London; Phoenix Gallery, Exeter; G39,
> Cardiff. Her work has also been selected for international group
> exhibitions and screenings in New York, Canada, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria
> and Australia. She has been awarded a number of residencies most recently
> at Cardiff Contemporary Arts Festival.
> Her film Term was published on DVD by Filmarmalade in 2012 and her work is
> the subject of a monograph entitled Here is the Yard published by Grand
> Union in 2014.
> She is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London and a Lecturer
> in Time Based Fine Art at the University of the Arts, London.
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