III: Once Returned

72 hour livestream performance

Created & Performed by: Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum
Video Collaboration: Guillaume Cailleau

In III: Once Returned, we sustain an intensely intimate continual performance for 72 hours, never stopping, our every action – even our breath – scripted and predetermined by a metronome. Surrounded in closeup by a nine camera surveillance system, we submit the temporality of our bodies and selves to a 6-hour cycle of choreography, returning twelve times back the beginning without ever arriving where or how we once were. With us is a heart, stripped of its body, slowly decomposing – unable to return.

III: Once Returned premiered from May 30 – June 2, 2022, as a continuous livestream performance. Visitors were invited to join and rejoin anytime over the course of the three days, taking us with them into their own context.

Video Stills from the 72-hour livestream

Video stills from the 6-hour cycle of choreography repeated 12 times over the course of three continuous days.

Photographs in-situ during the 72-hour livestream

„Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.“