Video Documentation

Video Documentation of Live Performances
 
Performance, of course, cannot be 'documented', since the performance itself is the situation itself in which one exists in the moment as it passes. The space in which performance acts is experience, not spectacle. Videos, photos, etc. are relics whose relationship to the event is no more direct or comprehensive than the scraps of broken props picked up from the floor in its wake. The visual traces of the moment are no more or less integral to that experience than the temperature in the room, or the communal awarenesses that unite or divide those present, or what an individual has eaten prior to attending. They should be looked at as fragmented traces of a situation unknowable except in the fleeting moment of its actuality, from which one can creatively speculate on what the experience might possibly have been.

A large proportion of my performance work is therefore 'documented' only in oral tradition and communal memory; since 2009 this is especially the case as I have not had access to a video camera. Much of this video has been recorded by audience members given an entirely free hand to record not the organised spectacle of the 'piece', but their subjective experience of the situation. Aesthetics are in many cases not a concern, much less standards of 'professionalism' which largely serve only to perpetuate the illusion that the performative moment is somehow recoverable as such.

That said, these selected relics are listed in reverse order, the most recent coming first. Details can be found under the 'Record of Activity' tab.

2015

AfterMAF Day 1. 30 min. set of sound poetry. Art Rat Studios, Roanoke, VA. July 10, 2015.
Camaraderie & Poetics of the Bouzingo. 75 min. lecture & reading of poems by the avant-garde of the early 1830s. @ AfterMAF, July 10, 2015.


Camaraderie & Poetry in the Bouzingo from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


Mr. Goggleface, Bit, & Other Poems. 30 min. set of sound poetry on bill with Divine Circles, Aerial Ruin, & W. Fry. Art Rat Studios, Roanoke, VA. June 11, 2015. 


Olchar Lindsann @ Art Rat Studios, June 11 2015 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.



2014
 
Found Texts. Liminal Reading Series, Community High School, Roanoke, VA. Feb., 2014.


2013

Nox. Liminal Reading Series, Community High School, Roanoke, VA. Oct., 2013.



2012

REMATCH: Classicism v. Romanticism. Liminal Gallery, Roanoke, VA. Dec. 7, 2012.


A Secret History of the 19th Century: The Story of the Early Avant-Gardes. Liminal Gallery, Roanoke, VA. Dec. 2, 2012.




2012 Decentralized Networkers' Congress.
Liminal Gallery, Roanoke, VA, Nov. 2-4, 2012.

2011


Orchestral Music in Avant-Garde Romanticism. w/Chris Lennard & Terri Lennard. Star City Shadow School, Roanoke, VA. Aug. 27, 2011. (1 hour of 3-hour presentation)

SCSS Event: Orchestral Music of Avant-Garde Romanticism from PNA-Video on Vimeo.



Offering for Eurydice, July 2011 at Mill Mountain Theater, Roanoke VA.

Olchar Lindsann, Offering for Eurydice from PNA-Video on Vimeo.




Balloon Sketch, March 2011 at Mill mountain Theater, Roanoke, VA.

Olchar Lindsann, Balloon Sketch from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


Potato (by David Beris Edwards). Co-directed and performed w/W.Fry @ Fluxmazz, March 2011 in the Labyrinth Arts Space, Roanoke, VA.




2010


From Poetic Declamation to Performance Poetry: Voicing Poetry Through the 19th Century. Lecture/Demonstration at 3rd Annual Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, VA. Feb. 14, 2010.

Performance Poetry Through the 19th Century - Olchar Lindsann from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


2009


Encyclopedia Salesman Sketch, w/W. Fry @ The Oromancer, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2009.

Post-Neo Comedy Sketch @ The Oromancer 5/24/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.





Chair Jousting, w/W. Fry @ The Dirty Dirty, New York, NY, March 2009.

Warren Fry and Olchar Lindsann Chair Jousting @ the Dirty Dirty from PNA-Video on Vimeo.





Prayer for the Poison-Child, @ the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, Feb. 2009, Roanoke, VA. Compare to earlier version performed in the UK, below.

Lindsann's Prayer For The Poison-Child @ Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, 2/22/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.



Ubu Roi, Act I (part 1 of 2), w/B. Chriss, M. Blafas, W.Fry, T. Butkovic, E. Damerow & J. Mathews @ Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, Feb. 2009.

UbU Enchained ACT I part 1  02/20/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.

Part 2:

UbU Enchained ACT I part 2  2/20/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


Ubu Roi, Act II, w/B. Chriss, M. Blafas, W.Fry, T. Butkovic, E. Damerow & J. Mathews @ Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, Feb. 2009.

UbU Enchained ACT II  2/22/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


Ubu Roi, Act III, w/B. Chriss, M. Blafas, W.Fry, T. Butkovic, E. Damerow & J. Mathews (Lindsann co-devised and in audio recording) @ Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, Feb. 2009.

UbU Enchained  ACT III  2/21/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


Ubu Roi, Act IV, w/B. Chriss, M. Blafas, W.Fry, T. Butkovic, E. Damerow & J. Mathews @ Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, Feb. 2009.

UbU Enchained  ACT IV  2/21/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


Ubu Roi, Act V, w/B. Chriss, M. Blafas, W.Fry, T. Butkovic, E. Damerow & J. Mathews @ Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival, Feb. 2009.

UbU Enchained  ACT V  2/22/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.




2008


White Giant Leper of the Countryside (by Tristan Tzara), reconstructed performance in Nov. 2008 @ The Oromancer, New Brunswick, NJ.

Olchar Lindsann performing Tristan Tzara's 'White Giant Leper of the Countryside' from PNA-Video on Vimeo.



Orpheus, written by & performed w/Alan Reed (Montreal) @ the International Post-NeoAbsurdist Festival, June 2008 in New Brunswick, NJ.

Orpheus from PNA-Video on Vimeo.





Beowulf, performed in simultaneous Modern and Old English w/Warren Fry, with planned and spontaneous interventions from guests of the Post-NeoAbsurdist Anti-Festival, The Oromancer, New Brunswick, NJ, June 2008





Charnel Chapel, written by Lindsann, performed by Lindsann, B. Chriss & W. Fry @ International Post-NeoAbsurdist Festival, June 2008 in New Brunswick, NJ.

Charnel Chapel - Lindsann, Chriss, Fry - Antifest Week 3 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


Untitled Collaboration with UK electroacoustic musician Nick Hallam @ International Post-NeoAbsurdist Festival, June 2008.

Nick Hallam and Olchar Lindsann - Antifest Week 3 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.





Plane (by Richard Huelsenbeck), performance reconstructed by comparing several drafts of original score (1916-22) with various descriptions of Huelsenbeck's performances of the piece. As performed at the International Post-NeoAbsurdist Festival, June 2008 @ The Oromancer, New Brunswick, NJ.

'Plane' - Lindsann - Antifest Week 3 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.



2007


Untitled Puppet Play at Anti-Soiree #3, w/W.Fry & T. Butkovic in New Brunswick, NJ, Oct. 2007.



LAR, w/Jim Leftwich. Video poem released in KUH[n] DCD journal, 2007, [Pro]-[Anti] Press.



2006


Segment of The Itinerant Mirror #4, w/D.B. Edwards, N. Waldbaum, O.Ascanio-Reale, & K. Wynne/Davies @ King Ludd, Exeter, UK, May 2006.

from The Itinerant Mirror 4 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.

Itinerent Mirror Cabaret I. Co-Organizer & performer w/K. Wynne and N. Waldbaum in commemoration of 90th Anniversary of Cabaret Voltaire; performed 25 pieces including work by H. Silva and Etc. King Ludd, Exeter, U.K. Feb. 5, 2006.



Itinerant Mirror #1 (part 1 of 2) from PNA-Video on Vimeo.



Itinerant Mirror #1 (part 2 of 2) from PNA-Video on Vimeo.
 
2005


Prayer for the Poison Child, at Dartington College of Arts, Nov. 2005.
Part 1:



Part 2:


Simultaneous Lecture & Antics @ World Premier of Lindsann adaptation of Ubu Roi. With W. Fry & B. Chriss at U.S. premier of Lindsann’s Ubu Roi. Cara Bar, Columbus, OH. Dec. 29, 2005.
  

Ubu Roi Premier-Columbus, OH Dec 2005 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.


2004

Anti-Art Revival. Uninvited manifestos. High St. + 2nd Ave., Columbus, OH. Sept. 4, 2004.
 

Anti-Art Revival Web - Wi-Fi from PNA-Video on Vimeo.