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Rhythm Nation : 3 Movements 3 Hours, 2015

Endurance Performance

Rhythm Nation is an act of perpetual kinetic motion that examines the inability to move forward in diverse sectors of our society. This act consist of three parts (3 movements): A drummer, a chain smoker and a stationary bike exerciser. This work examines life in urbanity represented through archetypal characters. The drumming repetitive sound alludes to sonic orders of urban settings. The chain smoker depicts time filling habits that could lead us from pleasures to tragedies. The stationary bike exerciser figures into a certain compulsive-obsessive category, hinting in a societal fixation for physical perfection. This persistent immobile-motion is a reflection of non-progressive aspects of our culture.