A Way to Everest in the Flat Landscape
performance for urban spaces
performed in frames of landscape art festival in Neuwerder. 2015
by/with Irina Demina
Duration: 18 min 48 sec
The source and the material for the performance is the route from the first official ascent of Everest in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, that is used as a score for the performance.The exact number of hours spent by the expedition between the camps is calculated and translated into seconds and minutes to make a clear time guidance for the movement material. The whole journey that originally took 47 days, that is 1128 hours, becomes 1128 seconds duration of the performance, that is 18 min 48 sec long. The spatial score is defined by the graphical illustration of the route from 1953, the orange rope on the flat urban landscape, copying the red line of the route in the illustration, becomes the spatial guidance for the performance, and a metaphorical reminder that living in big cities we do conquer our "Everests" on daily basis.
duration: 18 min 48 sec