Immolation Triptych - live

Kristen Kreider (Performer), James O'Leary (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


Immolation Triptych – live
The Drawing Field, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
curated by MaryClare Foa
May 2009

Part of the Gorchakov’s Wish series of works, ‘Immolation Triptych’ is a live drawing performance generated in response to the final three scenes of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia (1983). The performance translates each of these three scenes through a series of live actions performed at one of three stations. The performance was documented through multiple media, including technical equipment figuring as props and including SLR camera, Polaroid camera, miniature live feed camera, DV camera. Other props include:

- station 1: chair, plumb line, fan, paper sheets
- station 2: bowl of water, charchoal pencil, text
- station 3: convex mirror, fake fur stole, blue india ink, calligraphy brush

The work was performed at The Drawing Field, Camberwell College of Arts.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


  • Gorchakov's Wish
  • Kreider and O'Leary
  • Kreider
  • O'Leary
  • Tarkovsky
  • The Drawing Field

    Kristen Kreider (Speaker)

    21 Apr 2009

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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