Clementine Edwards (DAI, 2018) will work daily in front of the camera at Rib, 10:00–12:00 CEST. During this time she will talk around the idea of plural subjectivities and trauma. Using the real-time video documentation as a poignant extension of real-life habits, Clementine will also address routine, alienation and solitude. At the end of each days’ live session, she will install any work she’s produced within the work-space at the gallery.
Tête à tête was conceived of as an investigation into communication and routine in the face of trauma. Communication is a mode of visibility, and routine is a way of evoking stability where trauma denies that stability. But the project has evolved. Instead of having a banal conversation with trauma, as she originally envisaged, Clementine will look at how to story-make through trauma, and how to evoke intimacy via the disembodied.
Clementine plans on drinking a thermos of coffee daily to stimulate frantic work activity, but she will not work on Fridays or Saturdays, when the gallery is open.