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.
Stephan Schulz combines electronic media with performance, sculpture, and social interaction to create interventions in public spaces. His public works and gallery installations have been shown in North America, Germany, and Columbia. Stephan currently lives in Montreal and works for Antimodular Research, a new media art production studio.