Kovács/O’Doherty

KvT

KvT, Savremena Galerija Subotica, Subotica, Serbia, 3. Oct. 2018

KvT, Savremena Galerija Subotica, Subotica, Serbia, 3. Oct. 2018

KvT, Tito’s Yacht, River Sava, Serbia, 5. Oct. 2018

KvT, Tito’s Yacht, River Sava, Serbia, 5. Oct. 2018

KvT, Bludný kámen, Opava, Czech Republic, 9. Oct. 2018

KvT, Bludný kámen, Opava, Czech Republic, 9. Oct. 2018

KvT is an ongoing series of process-based sound performances, presented using minimal, battery-powered equipment. The use of simple equipment has allowed these events to occur in a very wide variety of spaces, including abandoned boats, squatted factories, private residences, communal kitchens, converted office space, and more, alongside more typical gallery and event spaces.

The flexibility allowed by this approach has numerous effects, one of which is to emphasise the effect of the built environment — the same actions sound extremely different when repeated in architecturally divergent locations. The research into these possibilities is an ongoing process — see the KvT website for full details.

Derived Works:

‘Thy Silence is a Vessel with Swollen Sails’ — performance documentation (polaroid photographs)

‘Thy Silence is a Vessel with Swollen Sails’ — performance documentation (polaroid photographs)

‘Thy Silence is a Vessel with Swollen Sails’ — performance documentation (polaroid photograph, Szabadkikötő, Pécs, 2. Oct. 2018)

‘Thy Silence is a Vessel with Swollen Sails’ — performance documentation (polaroid photograph, Szabadkikötő, Pécs, 2. Oct. 2018)

‘Thy Silence is a Vessel with Swollen Sails’ — taking the polaroid images (Bludný kámen, Opava, 9. Oct., 2018)

‘Thy Silence is a Vessel with Swollen Sails’ — taking the polaroid images (Bludný kámen, Opava, 9. Oct., 2018)

One of the processes that is presented at KvT performances is an action of dropping roughly fifty spoons onto the floor of the space, one by one, while recording and looping the resulting sound. This process, titled as Thy Silence is a Vessel with Swollen Sails, creates not just sound, but also a visual chance composition from the arrangement of items as they have fallen on the floor. This outcome is then photographically documented as part of the presented score, using polaroid-stlye instant film. This functions as both a form of practical archiving and as a gesture of creating a material outcome from an ephemeral action.

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