WEI

KANG BEH

I'm no longer sitting in the room

This work pays tribute to the sound art pioneer Alvin Lucier, which is inspired by his notable piece ‘I’m sitting in a room’ that premiered in 1970. This project was explored and developed as an action-based performance under the artistic research of the subject of death as a transformation and gateway to the fourth dimension, during OUTSIDEININSIDEOUTINSIDEOUTOUTSDEIN _-𝖒(- 𝔲-)𝓵𝓽𝓲-𝕪𝕠(- 𝕦-)𝓾-𝓼-𝓶(- 𝓾-)𝖑𝖙𝖎- ̄  art & research laboratory in August 2021 at Gallery Torhaus Wehlen, Stadt Wehlen, Germany 

 

What is death? Is death simply a mean of alternation in state? Is death a surrender of the ego? Is death the absence of the soul? Is death unconscious? Can death be perceived? Does death provoke a transcendental state that leads to the liberation of our body/mind? If I was no longer sitting in the room, am I sitting in another room? How does a room/space define our existence? Is it the room that we contact with that establishes the state of our existence? If death was a free stream that a medium can never catch, how do we comprehend it? Is dying a residue of an impulse that decays into our unconscious? Where is an impulse from? Does impulse appears accordingly from the rooted but forgotten ancestral memory that accumulates through time? How does the the impulse/unconscious sound in fourth dimension?

 

The narrative of this project is to explore the notions, relations, questions and metaphors about death, memory, the conscious/unconscious mind/body, space ,time and electrical flow as altar layered dimensions of time with the occult scientific play of sound, light, water and electricity as media of performance.

performed at: _-𝖒(- 𝔲-)𝓵𝓽𝓲-𝕪𝕠(- 𝕦-)𝓾-𝓼-𝓶(- 𝓾-)𝖑𝖙𝖎- ̄ Event at Gallery Torhaus Wehlen, Stadt Wehlen, Germany by OUTSIDEININSIDEOUTINSIDEOUTOUTSDEIN 28.08.2021

Special thanks to:

Aloïs Yang, Ay Lak Yakubouskaya, Antonin Strantsouzin, Vito Willems, William Bilwa Costa, Yang Cheng and all the OUTSIDEININSIDEOUTINSIDEOUTOUTSDEIN members and participating artists.