work is based on the desire to make, ad random and in a constant
flow, a series of direct, small and playful performances that
all last one minute.
A gambling structure, with an infinite number of possible performances, for a
group of at least twenty participants. The participants, to be recognized via
the yellow armband, work in pairs and are by turn performer and assistant. All
starts with a line from where each performer one after another starts by picking
up four cards. Each card represents one element out of the categories: time,
object, sound and space. With, to the cards matching, objects on a yellow tray
the two walk to the marked spaces in the museum and present a performance. In
this way an ongoing series of performances on different spots, and moments take
place and in the light of torches. Again after each performance every couple
takes four new cards and so it continues till Mariëlle Videler ends it.
Museum Floor Travel was for the first time realized in Beijing, China (2008)
and in 2009 presented at MIP2 by CEIA (Center of Experimentation and Information
in Art) in Bell Horizonte, Brasil. The
performance was presented, in collaboration with 14 selected
artists as a result of a two week performance workshop, in a
big industrial building in the centre of the city.
CEIA, Bell Horizonte, Brasil
Thanks to : all the participants
and Lucas Hill
Foundation, CEIA, MIP2