Equally Distant From Both Sides

Stephan Schulz

Festivals: M:ST 4 Biennial | October 3 - 17, 2008.

In Equally Distant From Both Sides, Stephan Schulz walks throughout Calgary’s downtown core wearing a business suit and sporting a hard hat with an 8-foot wood plank attached to its top. On each end of the plank a mini DV video camera is mounted and pointed at the artist. The gear is used as a “body extension,” and acts as a catalyst or an excuse to start conversations with strangers. This exchange is captured by the two cameras, and then archived as a video database on the artist’s website. Footage from the performance will be on display in TRUCK’s front space for the duration of the Festival.