A PARALLEL RELAY performance SAT 04:00CET
Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidentally searched Keren Kuenberg + Sean Cham
Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidentally searched is a performance that weaves together seemingly disparate and out-of-context visual material from the British Library Flickr collection into a fictional narrative co-created and improvised in real-time. The performance starts with the first storyteller choosing a visual from the archive and narrating a story based on what they see. The second storyteller, in real-time, will use this material to choose another visual and continue narrating the same tale. Throughout the performance, both storytellers rely only on each other’s verbal descriptions, interpretations, and positionalities. Only the audience will have access to the chosen visuals, collaged simultaneously into a storybook.
Keren Kuenberg is an architectural researcher and curator. Her practice is situated at the intersection of the built environment, archives, exhibitions, and politics with an ongoing interest in sharing the research in various interactive formats. She’s worked for museums such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture, HKW (Berlin) and the Israel Museum as well as non-profit organizations and universities (Royal College of Art, University College London).
Sean Cham is an artist and researcher. He works at the intersections of photography, performance, and installation. His practice is concerned with histories and built environments; particularly considering ideas around authorship, contestation, gaps, migration, and memories. He is currently a PhD student in History of Art.