Mael

© By Alastair MacLennan

Actuation (performance/installation) of burned out cars, with audio of male and female voices, naming the dead, from the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

The Arches, where the Actuation (performance/ installation) took place, was saturated with the aroma of the recently burned out cars. Lighting in the space was slowly dimmed and gently increased, in repeated sequence, to evoke similitude to human in-breath and out-breath, while naming the dead was voiced throughout. Atmosphere in the Arches was charged, for the four day duration.

Artwork Copyright: The Alastair MacLennan Archive / Locus+

Further Infomation

YEAR PERFORMANCE CREATED

1996

YEAR SET

1996

YEAR FIRST PERFORMED

1996

ARTISTS PERSPECTIVE OF CONTEXT OF PERFORMANCE TO TROUBLES

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DURATION OF PERFORMANCE

7 hours, non-stop.

LOCATION OF PERFORMANCE

The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland (for the National Review of Live Art, NRLA), 31st October--3rd November, 1996