The Decallation Cycle

An ongoing open and living catalog in collaboration with various events. Thus far…

Decalled Upon

Part of Decalcomania, The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Documentation of the Decalled Upon video and sound installation

There is a point when a conversation takes on a path and direction of it’s own. When there is a sense that it is a separate entity from its human origins, and those sharing in it have the sense of being guided rather then being the ones in control. The same thing can happen with an art project.
This project interprets with various artistic disciplines and media the struggles and adaptations when communication breaks down…whether through language barrier, or through network devices such as chat. How do we work to express and be understood when we have different language and cultural cues…how do we work to express and be understood when the symbols of written language are out only information, and non-verbal cues such as expression and gesture are taken away.

Installation: Maile Colbert
Decalcomania Curators: Maria Christoforidou and Laura Smith

The performance, in which I attempt to dance…

Design, Video and Concept: Maile Colbert
Decalcomania Curators: Maria Christoforidou and Laura Smith
Task Based Movement Research and Composition: Ruth Pethybridge and Maile Colbert
Sound Design and Composition: Simon Whetham and Maile Colbert

Open Decallation

A salon video performance for Opensound Lisboa

A decal is a shadow of its former context, an object on its own, a trace of its former self. “Open Decallation” as well refers to recall and recollection. Its main sources are various text chats and messages composed between members of the Opensound group during the production process. Run like a salon to promote discussion in the midst of experiencing the audio/visual aspects of the work, “Open Decallation” acts as a living catalog of an event and its production.

credits:
Video: Maile Colbert
Sound: Maile Colbert and Simon Whetham
Production: Granular and Opensound


Decalling CCC

credit:
Video: Maile Colbert
Sound: Maile Colbert and Simon Whetham
Curation: Paulo Mendes
Funding: European Capital of Culture

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