SETTING #1—#23 


SERIES OF WORK OF MEDIATED PERFORMANCE WITH A FOUND STAGE, A VARIOUS NUMBER OF PERFORMERS PLAYING SOUND-MAKING DEVICES AS DIRECTED BY A TEXT INSTRUCTION SCORE, AND A CAMERA RECORDING THEM

MATERIALS USED TO DATE:
PERSONAL PHONES & TABLETS, ELECTRIC METRONOMES, PAPER & PLASTIC BAGS, MEGAPHONES, STUDIO RECORDINGS OF MEGAPHONE FEEDBACK AND MEGAPHONE NOISE FLOORS, RECORDINGS OF A PERFORMED METAL BELL PULSE, RASPBERRY PI COMPUTERS, SELF-MADE SOFTWARE CODE, AUDIO OSCILLATOR APPS, AUDIO RECORDING APPS, A CANOE, AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
“Setting” is a series of living installation pieces that solely exist as mediated documents, with which Marcel Zaes aims to conceptualize an artistic practice transgressing the boundaries of visual arts, sound art, music composition, performance and installation art. The “Setting” series blends the ephemeral character of sound art and the three-dimensionality and site-specificity of installation art with the affordances of the medium that captures them. The resulting oscillation between the performative, as embodied by the performers employed, and between the installative, represented by the various objects placed in the scene, that is, in the screen, is what constitutes the “living,” and the “installation” element respectively, even though with the mediality that is at play, the line between the living and the installative are blurred. In merging objects and human performers into plain mediated sound-producing elements, both components are transformed into living sculptures; hierarchically equivalent constituents of a single, living space, taking place on a remediated outdoor lot, the “found stage,” and depicted on a screen.

SETTING #20 (2019)

SETTING #19 (2019)

SETTING #18 (2019)

SETTING #17 (2019)

SETTING #16 (2019)

SETTING #15 (2019)

SETTING #14 (2019)

SETTING #13 (2019)

SETTING #12 (2018)

SETTING #11 (2018)

SETTING #10 (2018)

SETTING #9 (2018)

SETTING #8 (2018)

SETTING #7 (2018)

SETTING #6 (2017)

SETTING #5 (2017)

SETTING #4 (2017)

SETTING #3 (2016)

SETTING #2 (2015)

SETTING #1 (2015)