I Post, Therefore I Am – Andrea Liu (AIR 2018)

  • Datum začátku:
    9.7.2018, 20:00
  • Místo konání:
  • Místo:
    Petrohradská kolektiv
  • Admission:

I Post, Therefore I Am  –   Andrea Liu (AIR 2018)

09 / 7 – 16 / 7 / 2018


After leaving the museum, The Viewer, the Spectator, the Observer, the Perceiver, and the Eye all go to a bar at the corner. The Viewer orders a martini (dry), the Spectator orders a Heineken, the Observer orders white wine, the Perceiver is allergic to alcohol, and the Eye orders a vodka. The Eye—so pretentious—talks about modernism’s self-reflexivity. The Spectator just came back from shopping at the Mall where she bought a rayon blouse on sale, she just wants a selfie with a Picasso. The Viewer we have no information on, he/she was just a statistic in the “How to Increase Audiences at Museums” 76 page report in a blue binder.

Fast forward 30 years, the Viewer, The Spectator, the Observer, the Perceiver and the Eye have all been superannuated. Nobody needs them now, they are SOOOOOO 1992. Now we have the Twitter Freak, the Power User, I-Post-Therefore-I-Am, the Instagram Sycophant, and the Benevolent Cloud.

“I Post, Therefore I Am,” a solo exhibition of  Andrea Liu at Petrohradská Kolektiv, looks at the ontology of audience formation and perception through the prism of our global, uncharted and extemporaneous digitized/online mass collectivity.  The exhibition deals with the mass global transition from an analogue spectatorship to a digital spectatorship, the affective space of the screen, the targeted exhibitionism of social media persona construction, and the culture of instantaneity.

Exhibition opening: July 9th 2018 from 7 p.m.


The exhibition will be accompanied by the performance


09 / 7 /2018 – starting at 8 p.m.


“Visitor One thru Eight” is a performance-lecture that speculates on 8 hypothetical people in the audience of my performance:

VISITOR ONE only has 5 days in Prague, she wants to visit the Castle and all the famous monuments so she can be integrated in to the “Grand Narrative of Appreciating Art.” VISITOR TWO expects art to be wrapped in a gauze of mystery and unknowability. VISITOR THREE yearns for linear narratives and emotional storytelling. VISITOR FOUR wants to see me do fucked-up shit: he wants me to set something on fire. VISITOR FIVE is in love (with the girl he came to my performance with); he is not even paying attention to my performance. VISITOR SEVEN can’t stand any music based on the 8 tone scale—he believes in cacophony, looped taped effects, and the “expanded field of sound.” The performance incorporates the hypothetical opinions, desires, & expectations of the audience as the content of my performance; the audience is a crystal through which various desires, ideologies, assumptions backgrounds, biases are refracted, projected, frustrated, appeased, challenged or fulfilled. Visitor One Thru Eight inhabits various modes of performance in order to unpack what are the conditions and ideologies that underlie spectatorship.


Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/272345086657516/


Petrohradská kolektiv Residency Project 2018 je v roce 2018 podpořen Ministerstvem kultury ČR.