Get out the Visine, fasten the toothpicks to your eyelids … but whatever you do don’t blink! For our biennial celebration of performance work to documentary evidence, this collection of artists has been succinct, quick, fleet, brief, concise, even pithy — not terse, but certainly not verbose. Gestural really, and some very beautiful and bizarre gestures they are. Sometimes located in an uncertain landscape — rural, urban, suburban. Those who are not out there somewhere are pretty much looking at you, while you look at them.
d2d.3 = direct to documentation 2006
Saturday October 21 and Saturday October 28 8 pm
A program of the 6th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Sponsored by Vtape
Morse Code Communication | USA 2005 | 1:25
Klara Hobza is drawn to the psychologies of emergency situations and the DIY improvisations they trigger. Referencing obsolete or incomplete communication devices, she places failure at the emotional and conceptual heart of her performance-based projects. Born in Pizen, Czech Republic, she currently lives in New York and works in New York and Germany.
Just Married | Germany 2001 |0:30
Patience | Germany 2001 | 3:00
Dorte Strelow was born in Hanover, Germany, where she lives and works. After education as a physiotherapist and dancer she studied Fine Arts at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), in the classes of Mara Mattuschka and Marina Abramovic. Her main subject is Performance Art, but she also makes video works.
Fasteners | USA 2004 | 8:00
Marianne Kim‘s work is grounded in the body. It begins with skin, bone, blood, and breath. The portrait of the human body immediately present, shattered and dense. She works within a process of unlearning convention that lives the questions of humanity and art.
Devil in Me | Netherlands 2005 | 0:07
CJEP [Claire Janssen & Edwin Peeters], two southern Dutch artists in whose world Fairytale meets Realworld. If you wanna see more work look at mediamatic.net/72587/en/cjep the Art & Fun site!
Drill | Canada 2004 | 0:48
Debbie Elliot is involved in performance where the body is not necessarily present but inferred through activity. She is interested in spectatorship as an overtly passive activity. In Drill she investigates the dichotomies of dark and light, absence and presence, containment and revelation.
Chair. Folding | USA 2003 | 0:45
Nick Tobier describes his work as situational—keen on real or imagined scenarios playing out in everyday places in the hope that his actions as an artist will provoke the possibility that everyday places can be extra ordinary.
o sole mio | Germany 1999 | 2:00
Frank Werner is a member of the Independent Performance Group (IPG) and lives in Berlin. He has received numerous grants and awards for his work in dance, performance, video and video gaming.
Barszcz | Germany /Poland 2004 | 2:34
Patrycja German was born in 1979 in Wroclaw, Poland. She has been a performance artist since 2002, and lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. Her solo show Liebe Sex Karriere Glück (Love Sex Career Fortune) was at Galerie Anita Beckers in Frankfurt am Main in 2005.
Dutch Work | USA 2002 | 1:06