Text by Elaine Tam
Design by Eva Mozaz
Images by Geistė Kinčinaitytė
Diagrams by Arthur Gouillart
Interweaving theory and fiction, The Pool is a tripartite piece of performance writing comprising Sessions, Diagrams and Afterword. Sessions takes the form of transcribed interviews charting a series of shore-side events, as it is recounted by an unidentified Narrator. In its relationship to departure the shore is a demarcation; a place where the classical, idealised voyage must risk subversion by Derrida's unforeseen counterpart: the arrivant.
Seduction is the sign of this Other: fraught between familiar and foreign, the Other admits to little else but a haunting magnetism. Throughout the Sessions, this sibylline compulsion is the force driving the Narrator towards perilous engagement — unfurling like the waves to that ecstatic draw of love.
Produced to accompany Geiste Kincinaityte's exhibition smooth space, pleated at Galerija Vartai.
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