EXPERIMENTICA15: Aaron Williamson - Demonstrating the World
EXPERIMENTICA15: ARE YOU ASKING FOR EVIDENCE OF THE TRUTH?
EXPERIMENTICA is a 5-day programme of live art, performance and interdisciplinary projects and offers a dynamic platform for UK and international artists. EXPERIMENTICA is entertaining, dangerous, confusing, life-affirming, playful, provocative, thoughtful, witty, engaging, irritating and everything in between.
AARON WILLIAMSON: DEMONSTRATING THE WORLD
In Demonstrating the World, Aaron Williamson explores the ‘alien’ or ‘other’ through an absurdly elaborate, live reinterpretation of YouTube ‘How-To’ videos. He enacts everyday tasks such as opening a cupboard, removing a jacket, or sitting on a chair, with detailed step-by-step instructions – both reinforcing and destabilising their apparent familiarity.
Demonstrating the World is presented on a purpose-built mobile performance platform that houses a radically displaced domestic interior. Designed in collaboration with architect Ida Martin and built by Studio LW, this unique series of household objects provides an opportunity to demonstrate the sculptural qualities of ergonomic design.
A durational public intervention for Cardiff city centre, Demonstrating the World questions the intuitive negotiation of even the most habitual and self-evident activity.
Supported by Unlimited; celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012.
CARDIFF CITY CENTRE, 11AM – 5PM Click here for the location
This is a free event - no ticket required.