Purgation of Nike (1974-1984/2009)

Purgation of Nike (1974-1984/2009)

The Purgation of Nike (1974-1984/2009)
Performance Installation
By Robert C. Morgan
October 20 – 30th 2009

The Lab (for Installation and Performance Art) is pleased to announce the upcoming performance installation by Robert C. Morgan titled “The Purgation of Nike (1974-1984/2009)”. The piece is based on a 1984 professional studio recording of Morgan’s voice slowed down while reading excerpts from an old swim manual published in the late 1930s. The sound resembles a Tantric Buddhist chant and is the source that inspired the work.

The piece is based on a 1984 professional studio recording of Morgan’s voice slowed down while reading excerpts from an old swim manual published in the late 1930s. The sound resembles a Tantric Buddhist chant and is the source that inspired the work. The 30-minute performance took place Tuesday October 20, 2009 at 630PM and involved the sound of the tape as Morgan marked the sand through a series of circular movements constituting ideographic signs. The installation will remained on view 24/7 for the duration of two weeks.

The LAB (for installation + performance art) is a New York based, converted storefront turned fishbowl producing 30+ fast paced performance art and installation exhibitions annually. Aimed at furious midtown foot traffic, The LAB’s programming is designed to confront modern relationships between art and audience and seeks to force interaction between high energy, “outrospective” exhibitions and nearly 25,000 daily passersby. The LAB is located on the North East corner of 47th and Lex and is a Roger Smith Collaboration in Art.

Comments are closed.