CENTER OF MERCATO SAN SEVERINO, ITALY
27-29 OCTOBER 1983
ORGANIZED BY MARIO COSTA
constructs of space and time are imploded and the virtual
environment of electronic communication is made palpable through
an absurd display of telepresence. Side-by-side television
monitors display similar images of the artist counting non-stop
for 15 minutes. The first is a television set tuned to the
local RAI station, which is broadcasting a tape previously
recorded in Paris (i.e., another space and time). The second
is a closed circuit television monitor displaying live images
of the artist—present in the performance space (i.e.,
here and now)—counting in pace with his video avatar.
In the background, four tape recorders are playing four different
non-synchronized audiotapes of the artist counting, creating
an incantation-like din.