(F)NOR (AKREY, Donna, CARVALHO, Andrea, FLOOD, Margaret & JULIUSSON, Svava Thordis)
2018 12th 7a*11d Festival
Headshot 2018 PHOTO courtesy of the (F)NOR collective
Sunday October 7 2pm
In this durational tableau vivant, (F)NOR strikes the pose(s) found within a work from the historical canon of Western art. With Exhausted, (F)NOR exaggerates the formal elements of representational works of art and pushes up against the rules around the subject and picture plane, illusion and the collapse of space. As feminists they are provocative—their gaze is confrontational; they each play every role and by doing so, shift genders to further rupture historical and contemporary stereotypes.
(F)NOR are interested in the natural and the urban landscape, architecture and their bodies in it, communication and how it works (or does not work), place and space, spontaneity and over-analytical conundrums… joy, good living, good food and laughing it up. Their projects respond to the material around them to create site-specific works involving performance, drawing, sculpture, installation, mini-golf, hair styling, pouring concrete, wandering, map-making, quantum decoupage, bowling and other such projects “For No Other Reason.”