You die so slowly you think you’re alive
A performance by and with Shwan Dler Qaradaki and Tone Berg Størseth. The work is based on a quite obviously time-consuming drawing which Tone produced during the preceding 3-month period. The drawing consists of a 150 X 150cm sheet upon which the motif consists of repeated thin freehand strokes, uninterrupted from top to bottom of the sheet and drawn from left to right. The drawing functions as a documentation of existence over time. During the performance at Skien kunstforening, Shwan used this drawing as the substrate for recording his own mark. In the course of a few minutes, he covered Tone’s drawing with paint, so that the lines would no longer be visible. Our two different records appear equally important in the history of the sheet. The work focuses on what has happened within the motif’s limited surface and may be read as a production process with the intention of concretising our existence, despite our different cultural preferences. The performance is a symbolic act and functions as a meeting point for our individual artistic oeuvres and various issues connected with identity and existence.