Episode 3: Copying without Copying

23–25 Mar 2012
Tramway, Glasgow
Performance

Criminal Case 40/61: Reverb

Andrea Geyer
19:30–21:15 Fri 23 Mar
Tramway
 / Glasgow

This event is FREE. Just turn up before 19:30. First come first served.

  • An actor playing a reporter at a trial sits in front of a drawered wall
    Criminal Case 40/61: Reverb by Andrea Geyer
  • An actor playing Adolf Eichmann stands in front of a drawered wall
    Criminal Case 40/61: Reverb by Andrea Geyer
  • an actor playing an audience member at a trial sits in front of a drawered wall
    Criminal Case 40/61: Reverb by Andrea Geyer

About the event

Who

Andrea creates image and text based installations, using both fiction and documentary strategies: often restrained, they have a sort of rich calmness to them, that draws you into a consideration of what turns out to be layers upon layers of thought or meaning; a calmness that leads to a considered, embodied thinking on concepts such as national identity, gender and class.

What

A kind of performed installation based on edited transcripts of the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem and the writings of Hannah Arendt.  An abstracted trial scene stages six characters on six screens surrounding the viewer: Accused, Defense, Judge, Prosecution, Reporter, Audience; each embodied by the same performer (the amazing performance/ visual artist Wu Ingrid Tsang). Andrea will also have a discussion and talk with curator and LUX Assistant Director Mike Sperlinger about her work.

Why

The reconstructed, abstracted trial examines complicated questions of truth and justice as they travel across time within an individual and become history.