Because I know you heathens are all starved of high culture, here are edited highlights of Shannon Cochrane and Márcio Carvalho performing their colossal work Untitled at the 2013 Miami Performance International Festival. For those who may be confounded by the profundity of the piece, a handy walk-through guide is available here. Said guide points out that the performance “requires the audience to contemplate ways in which different actions are read on different bodies,” thereby inspiring “a deeper level of critical thought.” Among the many ruminations that will doubtless be inspired is the following:
After seeing someone wrap their head in meat twice, does it still hold the same weight as it did the first time?
“This usage of time,” we’re told, “is an interesting one.” Indeed, such is its artistic and intellectual immensity, the piece you’re about to witness “invites a fundamental shift of paradigm.” So brace yourselves.