Spect. Anon

24 January 2021, 16:00

Artists George Saxon and Ryan Sehmar are collaborating under the moniker Spect. Anon during a shared self-isolation, undertaking a year long residency to explore ways in which an archive of personal practice materials might intersect and interact, alongside manifestations of responses to life during the global pandemic. A series of events, referred to as interludes and intervals, are unfolding this spring. At intervals, the audience will be beckoned in.

You are invited to connect with Spect. Anon for the second in a series of works developed as part of their residency. ‘Signals’ is a choreographed live action performance made in response to a series of constructed sound loops that are triggered for the duration of the piece. It is based on an original set of sketches titled  ‘Broom-Self/Mop-Spirit’ (1980) found in the Spect. Anon book by the late D. John Briscoe. The performance attempts to decipher fragments from the notes, drawings and typewritten texts, taking cues from invocations and litanies from the Egyptian Book of the Dead and suggesting relationships to breathing, air and marriage.

Performance duration: 15 minutes

Join us live on instagram at 4pm, Sunday 24 January 2021  here


Signals0117, courtesy George Saxon