From June 10 – July 22, PARTICIPANT INC presents Rose Kallal, Start Begin Feel Again, an immersive four-channel video installation shot on 16mm film. Start Begin Feel Again combines abstract patterns, geometric forms and animations, intermixed with clips of Mark Beasley performing a spoken word. Drawing upon minimalism and early electronic music, Kallal uses an analog modular synthesizer to create a hypnotic soundtrack, that along with the repetition of words and images serve to create a hypnagogic sense of time and place.
Each of four overlapping film loops cycles at a different speed to create a continuous flow of repeating patterns and motifs that are in a continual state of reconfiguration, both visually and sonically, allowing for chance operations and alchemical relations between sound, word, and image. Start Begin Feel Again elaborates such processes of transmutation between form and formlessness: solid/liquid, word/sound, image/abstraction.
The four texts by Beasley are collectively titled Four Skin — and include S.B.F.A., Beings Toward Death Hahaha, Cod Dissonance, and Lineage. In S.B.F.A (Start Begin Feel Again) a list of materials and their associated physical states are read aloud, interspersed with the command and call — as with the golem — to animation; Cod Dissonance matches philosophical rumination on existence with the color coding of t-shirts at a seventies US rock concert; and Lineage samples text from first wave British punk t-shirts.