Irma Optimist [Finland]
18.00 Saturday 2nd November 2002
Saturday / Sunday 3rd - 24th November
14.00 - 18.00
[view by appointment]
What happens when an engineering consultant is a hot potato. Worlds
flesh peeps, flickers and shines. Communication is geometry. Why
does my electric skin glow more than the coal in the grill? Is it
really that communication works as sounds on semiotic fields and
as dialogue between them? We want to peel our potatoes in peace,
but we fear that the silence of a sheepskin coat is forgotten in
the message of the shepherds.
Electric guards observe our joy from the level of their tele-consciousness.
Can any message be a reply? Desire returns to abstract velocity.
What kind of traces do the steps in space leave behind? I, too,
have my weight and you have your weight: we do have our weight.
But how much do we weigh? My velocity lies in my being three-dimensional.
What if I begin to slow down? Some kind of organic turbulence, or?
Irma Optimist (D.Ec) from Helsinki,
Finland, is a performance artist and senior lecturer of mathematics
at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, her research
area being chaos theory.
In her performances, Irma Optimist combines the female view of
the real world with the world of abstract mathematics. She intends
to produce interferences on the field of scientific logic.
"Her performances proceed through minor catastrophes to a
resolution which can be either static harmony or total chaos....unmissable"