January 2, 2009

An Instrument For The Measure Of Absence

An Instrument For The Measure Of Absence

2009-2011 | Interactive Video Installation (7.1 Surround)

Addressing issues of loss, isolation and loneliness, spectators willingly enclose themselves in an ominous closet-like rectangular box. Alone in the dark, whispering voices invite the viewer to undergo the voyeuristic experience of peering through a small hole in the back wall of the box, where they experience measurements of emptiness, unreality and the void. The installation is presented inside a claustrophobic box structure. The work is based on Americana Kamikaze, a hybrid theater/cinema performance which premiered at Performance Space 122 in October 2009.

Nouveaux Monstres Exhibition Website

created by William Cusick & Kenneth Collins
co-produced by Temporary Distortion, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center (NYC), Arcadi (Paris), Maison des Arts de Creteil (Paris), and Le Manege (Maubeuge)

NYC Opening:
Harvestworks, 596 Broadway — Feb 13, 2009
Video Interview with William Cusick at Harvestworks NYC

Presented in France:
LILLE 3000, Lille — Sept 18 – Nov 8, 2009
EXIT Festival, Paris — March 24 – April 5, 2009
VIA Festival, Maubeuge — March 12-20, 2009
Theatre Agora, France — April 9 – May 20, 2010
Saint Nazaire, France — June 17 – Aug 15, 2010
Toulouse, France — Feb 25 – March 10, 2011
Seoul, Korea — Oct 11, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015

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