Tatsache

Archie-Barry-Tatsache1This work is titled after the German loan-translation for the English phrase “matter of fact”, and is a devotional poem that questions totalising systems of knowledge. Bordering on being a video artwork, a song, a dance and a music video, its medium is not singularly categorical. Its content also denies singular comprehension; paradox is used with the repeated phrase “this body is not real, this body is not fake”, which is a difficult statement to assimilate because of its conflation of the seemingly antagonistic authentic/fake dichotomy. This is however an earnest statement when spoken by the prerecorded trace of a self that has the capacity exist in spatiotemporal obscurity.

Tatsache (excerpt), 2017, single channel video loop, 4:24min