LIVE PERFORMANCE: in one year you could still be here, 2019
The performance “in one year you could still be here“ is a 3 dimensional collage confronting different rhythms. Collapsing virtual objects on the screen form the backdrop for a still body, wearing an artificial, motor driven tongue apparently speaking a text that is measuring emotions in terms of time. The idea arose in response to Henri Berson`s book “time and free will“ in which he thinks about the multiplicity of conscious states in relation to the idea of duration. Our way to measure duration does not represent the actual experience of the qualities of our emotional states but rather the mind attempts to create a linear structure where there is simultaneity.
Linda Franke, born in Dresden, Germany, is a graduate of Universität der Künste Berlin, Chelsea School of Art and Design London, and Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Franke lives and works in Los Angeles. Besides residencies at Sacatar Brazil, CCA Glasgow or Impact Utrecht, her work has been shown at Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin; Goethe Institut Montreal; Schaulager Barbara Thumm in Berlin; W139, Amsterdam; Simultanhalle Cologne; Art Cologne; Film Festival, Sao Paulo; Galapagos Art Space, New York; Moscow International Film Festival; Soma Mexico City & Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey and Mars Gallery L.A.,PAM, Navel, US.