The box set publication No more racing in circles – just pacing within lines of a rectangle is Tris Vonna-Michell’s reflection on the impact of performing several narrations during a concentrated timespan over a number of years.
The package contains forty-four sheets printed on a Heidelberg offset press, while the accompanying colophon introduces each sheet in the box set; together they represent the performative aspect of Vonna-Michell´s practice in the form of score and transcription.
No more racing in circles – just pacing within lines of a rectangle addresses several time markers in Vonna-Michell’s practice as well as the durational aspect of writing and performing.
“The concept for the five sheets with large text and small thumbnail images was to transcribe recordings of five performances belonging to the group of works called Wasteful Illuminations (2008 – 2018). I wanted to strip away the grammar and allocate spaces between words as an indicator of breathing, pace and rhythm. These performances were made in a recording studio while shuffling through a bundle of photocopied images on my lap…” — Tris Vonna-Michell
Co-published by Slimvolume (London), Mount Analogue (Stockholm), and Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite (Berlin).