Barbara Kapusta

performed as part of: The Material Ghost, Stephan Lugbauer/Felicia Atkinson/Barbara Kapusta, School, Vienna, 7.11.2014

 

 

As protagonist

The casting mold

 

Coming from a collection
of things
it is a specimen,
a mannequin,
an imprint, a negative,
the fit
the mold.

A mineral
Metal
Copper

Clay

 

 

 

As protagonist

Noise

 

music
muttering
flickering

but

noise also is

the grain,
the voice,
the drawing that
looks like writing,
scribbling,
black an white
silver
(whisper)

 

Dirt
Debris
Distortion

 

(Grain
is
an endless wall of points)

 

 

 

 

 

As protagonist

The autopilot

as

the ghost.

 

Silent
hypnotized tool

stripped bare of
human presence

machine
whithout navigation

 

 

As protagonist

The photograph

 

Double exposure,
exposed over time,
blur

Dissolves
Cross fades in
3D

Unsure how to focus
eyes can not see

 

 

 

 

 

Do you believe in ghosts?

Asks the photograph

 

 

Impossible
says Noise,

 

 

 

 

(...excerpt from Conversation with a Casting Mold, 2014)