Black background is half covered by the side of a body wearing black underwear with their arm raised.
I I I something flat something cosmic something endless by SERAFINE1369 2021. Image by Katarzyna Perlak

SERAFINE1369 - I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless)

A durational performance featuring sound and movement, performed by SERAFINE 1369

Time

2:00pm - 8:00pm

Date

20 June 2021

This free performance will take place in our garden, and you can drop in throughout the duration but please book your tickets to enter the Bluecoat building so we can ensure social distancing and keep all our visitors safe. Click here to book your visit now via Eventbrite.

I I I something flat something cosmic something endless by SERAFINE1369 2021. Image by Katarzyna Perlak

SERAFINE1369 writes:

"I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless) is a work made in a moment when all that there was, was this body and its dreams, nightmares, cycles and needs, its sensations and wanting.

I went mining. I haunt this work. I is a collection of already historical circumstances, remembered and un-remembered. I is a crowd. I is a trick of the light.

A durational performance inducing a state of expansiveness and detachment from the pressure to create - or be formed by - meaning through conventional narrative arcs. Its duration witnesses / tracks the rhythmic cycles, the peaks and troughs of an endocrine system beyond the arc of climax. The work situates a research and obsession with the unit of ‘one minute’ - asking whether we can transform the stuff of time or whether it transforms us. Considering the invention of colonial time and agency, the ways we inhabit its units of fixed endless measurement, even as this Time slips out of relation to the celestial bodies that have long been its anchor and justification.

Working with live and recorded text written over the last year from dreams and heartache and reflection - a wasteland of feeling - I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless) is a wide and flat landscape as score for performance. A reading, a listening, a movement."


I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless) (2021) is a durational performance and soundscape amplified in Bluecoat’s garden.

SERAFINE1369 presents a work set to both live and recorded text, composed from planetary movements, dream records and reflections on heartache from the past year.

The performance will take place throughout the day of 20th June in Bluecoat’s garden as part of Liverpool Biennial’s Live Weekend.

Anyone that visits Bluecoat can experience the work for free. We are currently asking visitors to book a one hour slot to help us to control capacity and keep our staff and visitors safe. Book your free ticket here.


Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial. Image by Katarzyna Perlak.

Read an interview with SERAFINE1369 in Bido Lito here.

Listen to SERAFINE1369’s performance, with sound design from Josh Anio Grigg, recording from The Liquid Club in February 2021.