1m3 of Human Experiment

audiovisual performance in collaboration with Maija Tammi
2018  — 20 min.

Photo: Maarit Kytöharju

Performed on 26th July at Our Festival in Tuusula, Finland.

The 1m3 of Human Experiment is a vivid, claustrophobic and occasionally possibly nauseating piece that examines the problematic separation of mind and body.

The work combines performance, audio, and video art. It is the first full collaboration between Canadian composer and performer Charles Quevillon and Finnish visual artist Maija Tammi. In the work, Quevillon performs inside a box that is 0,5 cubic meters in size, and Tammi’s video is projected onto a screen around the box.

The black box is lit from inside and the lighting is part of the composed work. The video presents for example maggots, a brain and Quevillon’s bizarre movements in forests and different bodies of water. The music consists of dense electronic textures contrasted by the sounds coming from within the box, in which Quevillon is using two hydrophones to amplify sounds made by his own body (heartbeat, breath, voice and body percussion).