Performative Screening

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 6:30 pm

EAI presented a performative screening with artist Trisha Baga, an artist whose work blurs the line between video and performance. Interested in the inherent qualities and meanings of ordinary objects and occurrences, Baga uses performance to open up a phenomenological space for facing the "common things" that surround us. At EAI, Baga placed her video works—along with photos, raw footage, performance elements and super-8 home movies shot by her parents—in screensaver software that randomly selected clips to be screened. Interested in the screensaver as a device for creating narrative and generating the appearance of order, Baga allowed the software to curate her presentation. Taking her cues from the projected images, she responded through performance.