lo bil on NOTHING, non-progress of work a

lo’s performance, an experiment in not only attempting to hold the space of Nothing, but to embody a kind of Nothing-in-Action (yes, in all the contradictions apparent & inherent in this statement) offered some touching moments and subtle surprises.

Some questions that arose during the discussion, that were, evidently, brought up from lo’s piece:

“Is doing nothing not doing the thing you’re supposed to be doing?”

“Can you do nothing and be an individual?”

“Is getting to nothing a process of self-censorship?”

Of course, I am taking these questions out of context, as they came up in direct response to what we saw and to the questions that lo asked both during and after her presentation… but I will nonetheless provocatively leave these here as I find them quite tasty to continue mulling over.

With tremendous thanks to lo for inaugurating the series and giving us so much to contemplate collectively…

Author: Victoria Stanton

Montreal-based performance artist, writer, and educator Victoria Stanton explores live action, human interaction, video, film, photography, and drawing.

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