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

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


12-hour performance resulting in an installation developed at Art Radionica Lazareti, a former quarantine building just outside the city walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The piece explores questions of boundary and isolation by using performance and live video feed to visually and conceptually link two remote points: one inside the gates of the building, the other a light beacon on the opposite side of the harbour.

Perforating the external wall of the site, a ladder is placed out to the sea below. Over the course of 12 hours, sea water is carried from shoreline to interior using individual plastic cups – a spatial enactment of metaphor meaning, literally, ‘to transfer.’ Meanwhile, the live video feed of a close-crop of a light beacon is projected inside the interior of the space, over which are projected lines of text. Each time a cup of sea is deposited, a new piece of text is deposited digitally into the space of performance. Ultimately, the cups trace a new perimeter inside the space while the projection displays a history of performance through its palimpsest of word and image. The resulting installation work was exhibited for one week.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004


  • signal
  • s.i.g.n.a.l.
  • kreider and oleary
  • kreider
  • oleary
  • Art Radionica Lazareti

    Kristen Kreider (Participant)

    Aug 2004 → …

    Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Festival/exhibition

  • Artist in Residence at Art Radionica Lazareti

    Kristen Kreider (Participant)

    Jul 2004Aug 2004

    Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Other

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