Rune Søchting and Kristoffer Akselbo
1 March 2017 - 31 March 2017

Chorus is a process-based artwork that includes elements of performance and installation by Rune Søchting and Kristoffer Akselbo. The project takes its cue from a reflection on the statue as a phenomenon and explores an idea of the statue as a social and processual phenomenon determined by the individuals that relate to it.

From this perspective a statue exists just as much by way of the narratives that are developed around it as through its physical and material properties, whatever they might be.

Based on this idea the project investigates how a statue is produced through a collective awareness of it and it also explores the nature of the processes whereby a collective awareness is produced.

The project presents different voices that are oriented towards the statue as a possibility. A particular voice that is present throughout the project is that of a choir similar to the one found in the antique tragic drama, where the choir presents a reflection and moralization on events. In an ongoing work at the IAC the project aims to develop an impersonal voice of a contemporary choir and through that a possible statue.

The project concludes with an event on March 31, but through the project period one can encounter elements of the work at the IAC.

Rune Søchting, Kristoffer Akselbo