Who’s knocking at my door? / 2012 / Performance series by jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Geffriaud, and David Bernstein) / Produced for De Appel Art Center’s exhibition, “Three Artist’s Walk Into a Bar”, Amsterdam (NL)
jugedamos is a language system based on the looseness of both understanding and misunderstanding. It is an inner logic to filter and master information in an unpredictable movement.
“Who’s knocking at my door?” was a TV program distributed through live vocal performances. Each episode consisted of an interview with an artist at a specific location in Amsterdam. The locations were chosen to evoke the artist’s practice: a color (the neon pink of café Nol was the setting for Styrmir Orn Gudmundsson); a metaphor (a boat on the canal with Balthazar Berling), and a concept (a secondhand shop in a farmhouse with Audrey Cottin). After recording the interviews, we edited the video, watched it and memorized the main scenes, actions and characters. Based on memory and free interpretation, the video was transcribed into through our voices as a primitive broadcast system. The performances took place in a private home that was rearranged for each episode. We mixed different forms of storytelling to create various temporal ruptures in the narration.