Performance & Videoart


Superposition, a Latin term that approximates "overlay" in meaning, is the title of a video performance first staged in 2008. Through the use of new media, it attempts to render visible perception itself. The performer methodically stacks 36 white cubes to gradually form a wall between himself and the audience, during which two live cameras record not only the gradually disappearing performer, but the audience itself. Both camera feeds are overlaid and projected over one another onto the white surface of the wall, so that the audience becomes aware not only of the performer but also of itself from the performer's point of view. The doubly overlaid camera viewpoints in the video performance Superposition, which draws on works in the vein of Jeff Wall's Picture of a Woman or Dan Graham's Performance/Audience/Mirror, confront the viewer with the gaze of the Other.