time_untime is a durational performance about time and untime. It is part of a larger project by Ursula Scherrer called Recycle Myself. In time_untime Scherrer is combining previously created and used elements such as video clips, photographs, painted panels as projection surfaces as well as written and spoken texts in a different context. She is joining these aspects of her work and is creating with that something entirely new. Marcia Bassett will explore variations in patterns weaving in live sound elements with prerecorded compositional text scores by Scherrer. time_untime is something between a performance and an installation.
Ursula Scherrer: live processed video, text, and performance
Marcia Bassett: analog synthesizer, manipulated vocals, and live composition
Ursula Scherrer and Marcia Bassett created last year the durational site-specific performance inter_woven for the Interference festival in Tunis.
The poetic quality of Ursula Scherrer‘s work reminds one of moving paintings, drawing the viewer into the images, leaving them with their own stories. She transforms spaces and landscapes into serene, abstract portraits of rhythm, color and light – inner landscapes in the outside world where the images, words and actions have less to do with what we see and hear then with the feeling they leave behind. Scherrer is a Swiss artist living in New York and Berlin. Her work and collaboration with composers, choreographers, stage directors, light artists and poets has been shown in festivals, galleries and museums internationally. Her aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text, mixed media and performance art.
Marcia Bassett works in areas of sound, improvisation, live composition and visual creations. Her sound pieces thread the needle between the conceptual and the sensual, between ritual invocation and cold semiotic gaze. Using handmade electronic instruments, prepared guitar, digital and analog synthesizers, manipulated vocals, field recordings and tape explorations, Bassett deftly wields philosophical systems to produce heady, experiential clouds; pushing through drones into provocative soundscapes – the intangible narratives of dreams.