The Infinite Mix at Southbank Centre was a large mashup of film based, performative art. Spectators moved from room to room in the dark and the films were projected onto large screens. There were a few that particularly inspired me.
Martin Creed - Work No. 1701 (2013)
I particularly bonded with this piece as it embraced how we move from one place to another, the idea of passers by. It videoed people crossing a zebra crossing from one side to another to upbeat rock music. It was a celebration of how movement manifests into everything we do whether we are conscious of this or not. Creed said that ‘doing things in life, living and working, is always using your body’, and that ‘life can look like a dance’.
Ugo Rondinone - THANX 4 NOTHING (2015)
This piece immersed the audience into the theatrical solo recital of his poem signifying the end of his life: Through using film and surrounding the audience with the performance from all angles. We sat on the floor and watched it - I loved how the distribution of the performance made it unescapable and inevitable, like the end or death itself. It was beautiful to see a theatrical performance appear in an installation format where people could walk in and walk out.