What are you longing for when caught by the sentiment of nostalgia? Is it a place that you are longing for? Or a time? Is the sentiment of nostalgia an act of rebellion in itself? Is it another way of standing against the modern idea of time? Is it the past you are longing for? Or is the actual unrealized dreams of the past? And where does tactility stand in the era of hyperconnectivity? Is there room for human interaction? Can we still imagine a cyberspace where you can evolve as an individual with your very own ambitions and interests while being part of an interconected mesh?
Past, present, past is a live performance and an interactive space installation to which is added this website. It is a sonic and tactile short journey into the spectrum of the dreamed of, the wished for and the longed for.
1. Still taken from ‘Rudolf Laban and the Geometry of Dance’ (2008)
2. Allan Wrexler, ‘Coffee Seeks Its Own Level’ (1990)
3. Listening station at Learning Resources Centre in Toronto (1969)
4. Tehching Hsieh and Linda Montano, ‘Art/Life One Year Performance’ (1983-1984), performance documentation
5. Studio Orta, ‘Connector mobile village III’, Robert Giffard Psychiatric Hospital, Quebec, Canada (2002)
6. Kilim Carpet Weaving Technique Diagram
7. Lygia Pape, ‘Divisor’, Hong Kong (1968-2013)
8. Source unknown
9. Anna Maria Maiolino, Por um fio, By a Thread, (1976)
10. Filigran concrete diagram
11. Lygia Clark, ‘Nostalgia do corpo—objetos relacionais’ (Nostalgia of the Body—Relational Objects), (1968-1988)
12. Jungle Gym in Riverside Park in Manhattan
13. Erwin Wurm, ‘One Minute Sculptures’, Taipei (2000)
14. Issey Miyake, inaugural spring/summer 1999 A-POC runway show, École des Beaux-arts, Paris
15. String game, source unknown
16. Franz Erhard Walther, 'Sehkanal' (1968)
17. Pina Bausch, ‘Palermo Palermo’, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (2012)
18. Rosemarie Trockel, 'Continental Divide' (1994)
19. Alain Resnais, ‘L'année dernière à Marienbad’ (1961)

1. Paul DeMarinis - Odd Evening
2. Nico – Le petit chevalier
3. Luc Ferrari – Danses Organiques
4. Broadcast & The Focus Group – A Seancing Song
5. Dajuin Yao – Satisfaction of Oscillation
6. Annette Peacock – Did you hear me, Mommy?
7. Zero Kama – Azure Lidded Woman (Pregnant Womb Of Non)
8. Nobukazu Takemura – Mirrors in Mirror
9. Thantifaxath – Void Masquerading As Matter
10. Sarah Hopkins – Kindred Spirits
11. Silence the Tongues of Prophecy – Qubais Reed Ghazala
12. Halim El-Dabh – Ta'abir Al-Zaar
13. Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Doll's Polyphony
14. Ghédalia Tazartès – Repas Froid (Part II)
15. Robert Ashley – In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven there were men and women