Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen: textual repetition

27.9.2023 17:00

Keskustakirjasto Oodi

3. krs. Saarikoski-matto

Tervetuloa osallistumaan textual repetition -performanssiteokseen Oodin Kirjataivaaseen 27. syyskuuta kello 17-19.

Teoksessa osallistujat lukevat sattumanvaraisesti valikoituja rivejä kirjoista luoden toistuvan, mutta samalla koko ajan muuttuvan taideteoksen.
Taiteilija ohjaa englanniksi, mutta teokseen osallistuminen ei edellytä englannin kielen taitoa.

Textual repetition is a participatory performance by artist Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, taking place in the Oodi library's Book Heaven on its top floor.

Madsen will in this space facilitate a durational and processual reading anchored in the books present on the shelves around. Visitors of the library will be invited to read lines from each a chosen book and repeat them, in a loop, knowing that these will never be exactly the same, but have difference inscribed through their continuous enunciation as repetitions.

The lines are chosen randomly by each participant slipping a cardboard page into a book of their choice, isolating a section. The performance thus wants people to read together, with their voices overlapping, multiplying, coming together and creating new affective constellations and resonances. When there are no audience members reading, the artist will read aloud alone.

This performance concept is part of Madsen's ongoing research in text in / as performance art. It was first performed by Madsen at the Performance Art Bergen Open Festival in Norway in 2022 in a hotel library and will continue to seek out places which host books.

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (DK) is an artist and researcher, who works in the intersection between performance art, sound, open technology, and matter. Madsen is currently a doctoral candidate at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture at the Department of Art and Media (FI), researching in environmental, ethico-aesthetic performance art and affective relations in the context of climate change. Madsen has performed internationally in many formats and contexts and is the founder, organizer, and curator of performance protocols, a nomadic platform for instruction-based art and collaborative processes.
Visit the artists website.