In this in-progress presentation of The Data That We Breathe at the stripped housing of 6018|North, Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, Jennifer Scappettone and special guest cris cheek explore copper as a conductor: the material basis of historical and contemporary domestic interiors and telecommunications infrastructure. This is a topsoil performance of mining to be staged in the fall, sounding invisible data and exploitation pathways that connect the continents. Via the shared roots of breath’s circulation—through poetics, bodywork practices, particulate and data structures in the air, the channeling of architecture—the IN>TIME salon invites participants to listen for junctures of interconnection, transformation, and receptivity.
About special guest cris cheek
"down with the dabs"
awake, i was consumed with desire, to make a small portrait of this place, documented right here by walks and talks instead of filtered through a machine online like a six foot tall owl, barely out of the woods pulling makeshift strings
within earshod to make this language a different language pod
re-spelled to de-note unvoiced sound
cris cheek is a documentary poet. He worked with the Consortium of London Presses in the mid 1970s to run a thriving free print shop. In 1981 he co-founded a collective resource in the east end of London at Chisenhale Dance Space, working alongside choreographers, musicians and performance artists to make creative collaborations. cris taught Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts (1995-2002) and has been a professor at Miami University, Ohio since 2005. Most recent publications are the church, the school, the beer (Critical Documents, 2007) and part: short life housing (The Gig, 2009). He currently lives in Northside, Cincinnati.