Performance: The Interview

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Performance: The Interview says
In the participatory work "The Interview" (2016), visitors are invited to pick up the handset of a hotline telephone, which initiates a call to the artist; during their intimate conversations, MPA and visitors will speak about life on Mars.

For the artist, this exchange functions as an analogue for both astronaut debriefings and the interviews required of civilian applicants to space exploration programs such as Mars One or SpaceX. MPA states: “Interviews have the weight of fact, but don’t have to rely on fact. A testament has its own agency. "The Interview" is a testament.” The Interview’s one-on-one exchange is an opportunity for mutual imagining that creates the possibility of a subjective counter-narrative. Who is interviewing whom? The artist? The visitor? In this open exchange, two beings come together to imagine with one another.

Learn more about the exhibition "THE INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future on CAMH's website here: http://bit.ly/TI_RRF
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By: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston