mixed media installation, live performers
As implied by its title Ruscica’s ‘Conversation in Pieces’ is a fragmentary collection of pieces. Like a sprawling inconclusive conversation, it is an ensemble of texts, musical compositions, performances, sculptural objects and video. Consistent with Ruscica’s practice to date, the piece explores issues related to representation at the intersections between video art, sculpture, theatre and performance.
Drawing from a myriad of sources; historical, scientific, cultural and political, Ruscica’s works are characterised by the juxtaposition of seemingly disparate elements that trigger unexpected, multilayered meanings.
‘Conversation in Pieces’ aims at re- or even misinterpreting a set of images. Once extracted from their original contexts and translated into material form, a process of redefinition is set in motion with the intervention of an array of professional performers.