Umbral

Performance 

20 minutos aproximadamente 

2019 

 

Umbral es una performance de Juan David Galindo en la cual se proyecta el video de una captura de pantalla de un escritorio, donde se van abriendo videos en loop. Los videos son un registro de sí mismo pronunciando verbos en imperativo. De cuerpo presente él ejecuta las acciones como si se tratase de mandatos. Los videos se van acumulando, y ocupan toda la pantalla, al mismo tiempo que generan una superposición sonora de los verbos. La repetición y multiplicación de los videos cansan al performer e imposibilitan la ejecución de los verbos en acciones. Poco a poco los videos se cierran arbitrariamente, generando el final de la performance. 

Umbral

Performance

20 minutes

201

Umbral is a performance in which the dissociation between biological time and chronoscopic time is explored, defined by Paul Virilio as “the time of information and communication technologies.” In the performance, a video of a screen recording of a desktop is projected, where videos are opened up, playing in loop. The videos are a record of myself pronouncing verbs in imperative mood. I execute the actions in a timely manner as if they were commands. The videos accumulate and occupy the entire screen, while generating a sonic overlap of the verbs. The repetition and multiplication of videos wear me out and make it impossible to execute the verbal commands in actions. After a while, the videos on the computer desktop begin to close, culminating in the end of the performance.