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‘Candle’ (An interactive performance art proposition)

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An open-ended performative proposition with multiple metonymical connections, meanings and contexts, which shares memories, experiences, conflicts in a new global situation, conditions and circumstances. The performance is an open invitation to audience to perform an active role in order to break the hegemony and hierarchy implicit in passive viewership. Set in a small intimate space the performance had the artist’s bare body set on a wooden seat with a lighted candle in his mouth.  A photograph lay on the floor under his stretched legs. The artist attempted to read a text projected on a wall, in the process dropping the lit candle from his mouth. The audience was to participate in the performance by re-lighting the candle and inserting it in the artist’s mouth

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