Always Already uses materials, text, sound and movement, to explore the weaving together of plant, human and machine, including human/plant and human/machine hybrids.
You’re now invited to watch the penultimate hour of Always Already, when the performance aspect of the 8-hour duration became a thicker weave.
Watch before 13 June, in your own time…
Through the act of performance, the two performers make a machine which assembles the performance — a machine constructed of 100 Forgotten Questions, which turns the room into a loom, and creates a space for the performance.
The 8-hour scale references the length of a working day. Weaving revolutionised the textile industry in the early 1800s, and subsequently influenced the early development of computing. The binary foundations of computing can be related to the loom’s warp and weft. These histories significantly affect the ways we live and interact, but often go unnoticed — they inform the project’s foundation.
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Performance installation by Karen Christopher & Tara Fatehi Irani.
Always Already is a Haranczak/Navarre Performance Project.
Production image: Jemima Yong
Soundtrack: Pouya Ehsaei
Lungs: Henry Dagg
Producer: CJ Mitchell