During the month of March the project Chorus has been present in IAC exploring the idea of a statue as a temporal and processual phenomenon. During this time the project has established a presence through the voice of a chorus.
For the final event at the IAC the project will host a lecture by invited lecturer Jan Bäcklund. Bäcklund will present a reflection on the nature of the statue in a contemporary perspective. Following this the project will find its conclusion in a performative event.
Chorus is a process-based artwork that includes elements of performance and installation. The project explores the statue as a social and processual phenomenon determined by the individuals that relate to it. From this perspective a statue exists just as much by way of the narratives, rumors and myths that surround it as through its physical and material properties, whatever they might be. Based on this idea the project investigates how a statue is produced through a collective awareness of it as well as the nature of the processes whereby a collective awareness is produced.
The project presents different voices that are oriented towards the statue as a possibility. Among them is the voice of a chorus similar to the one found in the antique tragic drama where the chorus reflects upon the staged events. In an ongoing work at the IAC the project aims to develop an impersonal voice of a contemporary chorus and through that a possible statue.