ALEX TURGEON’s performance
on August 19th, 2016 at Center, Berlin
image courtesy the artist and Center, Berlin
According to wikipedia, Charon’s obol is ‘an allusive term for the coin placed in or on the mouth of a dead person before burial’. It is also the title of the solo exhibition of ALEX TURGEON that opened a few days ago at Center in Berlin.
The show started with a performance for which TURGEON was walking throughout the exhibition space with a microphone in his mouth. His voice blasted unintelligible words from a speaker situated outside the gallery, where the visitors witnessed the artist interacting with the works he produced for the exhibition.
Finally the words are alienated, the texts as well as the works are deconstructed, other rhythms and other tunes are created, the spectacle itself has been metabolized.