The Best Answer You Can Give Is Symmetry - Lina Hermsdorf

The Best Answer You Can Give Is Symmetry
Lina Hermsdorf

The Best Answer You Can Give Is Symmetry, 22 June, 7pm
Exhibition continues: 25 June - 27 June
Opening times: 12 - 6pm, Thurs - Sat
Rowing, 3 Leighton Place NW5 2QL

Episode I
Performance with Andrew Hardwidge

Life as a worldly being, knowing that the best answer you can give is the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis, guided by the correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing and the similarity or exact correspondence between different things, i.e. a law or operation where a physical property or process has an equivalence in two or more directions, like Romanesco, honeycomb and snowflakes or new degrees of freedom and possible obedience of space and time.

You hear a song and think it is there to keep you waiting. Slow paced, dull rhythmic patterns, almost imperceptible sounds that resemble the static atmosphere of a waiting room. A voice is addressing you. It belongs to someone who looks in from the outside. The person introduces himself: he talks about how he had met with a friend who asked him to perform, their exchange and what they got up to. He says that where he stands is colder than where you are standing, making you feel as if he is talking to you from far away in time and space. His presence seems holographic. Sometimes he walks around, looking for a word by staring at the ground, stretching a limb in one direction or an other: imitating an animal or showing the invisible connections that go from the tips of your fingers to your legs. His words are elliptical. He jumps from one thing to another, following a logic that you cannot fully grasp.

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