Named after the classic Chris Marker video Sans Soliel, Condon’s Without Sun is a tightly edited compilation of “found performances” of individuals attempting to explain the current effects of a dissociative substance.
Images and sounds from the various clips collected
from the internet overlap and combine into one seamless experience,
creating a 15 minute pseudo-narrative focused on the exterior
surface of their “projection of self” into visionary worlds.
The players in Without Sun have recorded themselves looking at the
camera this time. Taking up where Marker left off, these (inner)
travelogues question memory, perception, and the effects of current
participatory media and technology on culture.
Utilizing the original video as a choreography document and script,
the performance of Without Sun dissociates the body from voice
with one actor and one dancer.
Voice: Russell Edge
Movement: Linda Austin
Performed at MoMA as part of Performa 09, The Portland Institute
of Contemporary Art’s Time Based Arts Festival, Santa Barbara
Contemporary Arts Forum, and Machine Project in Los Angeles.