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Re: Lots of fun.
>> there is very deliberately NO visual or 'stage presence' element to
>> performances whatsoever.
>That idea has always intrigued me. If the band (or DJ, or whatever) came
>out on stage, with no fanfare, no spotlights, no NOTHING, and just started
>to play, what effect would that have on an audience? To go one step
>further, what if they played off-stage, so the audience couldn't even see
>them? Would that still constitute a live performance? If it failed,
>that represent a failure of the audience to rise to the challenge, or just
>signify that it was stupid thing for the performers to do? If it
>what would that mean?
These days I'm drawn more and more to the idea of an installation in
which I'd be performing live: The best of all worlds? The audience has
visuals and a space through which to move, I get to perform in response
to the audience but still be anonimous. Or at least invisible.
To peform invisibly...or without the audience even knowing they are at a
perfomance is one of my favorite subversive acts. Of course I put myself
in this position every time I stop and listen to the sounds around me.
Then it all comes down to intention...