[SISEA 1990] Artist Statement: Mechtild Schmidt – The Promiscuity of Time. An Equation 00 Time as Centrifuge

Artist Statement

This tape is a collaboration with choreographer/dancer Jo Andres. The series of dances and video-interplays is based on the hypothesis of time as a subjective and fluctuant perception – and the measuring of time being but a psychologically reassuring aid. The manipulable time epitomizes the electronic age as much as the manipulable hand/foot symbolizes the machine age. The formal structure of the project reflects its digital environment: mathematical equations and digital headings are associatively combined with the topic of each selection.

  • Mechtild Schmidt (Germany/USA)