marta beauchamp

motion detector

sound happening

six sets of performance cards, inkjet print on paper

Photos © Armand Leseq, Max Baraiser Smith, Marta Beauchamp

In motion – from to, to from – in their own time.
Alone, overlapping.
Moving bodies in the street draw motion traces.
The practice developed to contemplate movement on the street invites the observer to register motion through sounding body gestures.
The glass walls interfacing the gallery with the street function both as a visual bridge, through which to observe street dynamics, as well as a sound barrier, distinguishing the inside from the outside. By replying to visual motion with body sounds, the observer transmediates the observed motion into the gallery space.
The observational field is defined by the borders of the window frame opposite the seating position. Within this frame, the registered variables are: pedestrians, bikes, vehicles.
Each variable is mapped to a body movement: clapping, swishing the feet, humming. The practice is guided by the use of performance score cards.

The piece was developed in the context of an artistic residency at CLB, Moritzplatz 16–20.01.2023.
Further information regarding the activities of the collective "a meeting place for" is available from the website.

Participating artists: Max Baraitser Smith (UK), Sam Baraitser Smith (UK), Marta Beauchamp (IT/UK), Mort Drew (UK), Jakob Köchert (DE), Armand Leseq (FR), Liza Kuzyakova (RU), Robbi Meertens (NL), Hilde Wollenstein (NL)