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MICHAEL MARTINI & CALLAN PONSFORD + JONATHAN CHOMKO

MICHAEL MARTINI & CALLAN PONSFORD + JONATHAN CHOMKO

Information on the activity

February 4, 2023 to February 7, 2023

As part of Tangente

Édifice Wilder Espace Danse Book

MICHAEL MARTINI & CALLAN PONSFORD | Beep Test
The beep test is a fitness test often used in high schools. The goal? To continuously run between two lines 20 metres apart before the beep sounds. As the test goes on, the intervals between beeps become increasingly shorter. It is generally impossible to beat the test. In Beep Test, theatre artist Michael Martini and visual artist Callan Ponsford put their bodies to the test to explore both athletic and artistic competitiveness. Turning to notation as a common ground between their disciplines, they creatively interpret a series of abstract sports plays. Amid blaring disco, they aim for physical exhaustion in this humiliating and flamboyant performance.


JONATHAN CHOMKO | www.grindruberairbnb.exposed<br />www.grindruberairbnb.exposed is a website that guides five participants as they follow instructions on their phones. The work only becomes a performance when volunteers lend their bodies to it. By expanding the scope of the interface beyond the screen, media artist Jonathan Chomko explores the increasing agency of digital systems in physical and relational space. The title of the project merges the names of three services that take advantage of technology to channel flows of bodies, vehicles, and goods. By recasting these networks onto a stage, this work brings to light their material influence while offering us a glimpse of their potential for collective action. Witnessing it is one thing; experiencing it is another.