Aaron Williamson is an artist whose engagement with performance, objects, place and space is entirely transformed through the experience of becoming profoundly deaf over the course twenty years. Informed by this radical personal alteration, his art practice takes an interdisciplinary approach. At Alt_Cph 13 he performed “Activating the Wasteland”.
Hence, his artistic projects remain open to innovation according to circumstance and he has explored working with performance, installation, photography, video, sculpture, text, choreography and digital art – often combining elements within one work. In the last ten years he has created performances, publications, installations and artist’s videos in Britain, Europe, Japan, Greenland, China and North America.
Solo, he performed “Demonstrating the World”. The phenomenon of ‘demo videos’ in which amateur filmmakers demonstrate (or perform) aspects of everyday life, is reaching such volume that the question is raised: why and for whom is the world being demonstrated so avidly? For an impending alien invasion? The concept of this short performance (10 Minutes) was to demonstrate something or other to a live audience, as though to a youtube camera.