ART PERFORMANCE WEEK-END

03-04.05.2013

Elisa Andessner - Marita Bullmann - An Debie - Nick Defour - Béatrice Didier - Monica Klingler - Evamaria Schaller

On May 3rd and 4th, 10/12 has opened its doors to some artists from different backgrounds whose artistic practice is essentially in the field of performance art as an ephemeral art form.

Though the artists at this weekend all have a different and particular universe, some common points emerge: a commitment to the body, relative to the space, in present time, sometimes with objects, which leads them to consider their "performance" not as an object or as a finished product, but as a shared moment, a process that unfolds in that place and at that precise moment.

 

Elisa Andessner (AT)

Elisa Andessner works mainly in the fields of performance art, video art and photography.
In her works she tries to open different views on reality, to question or deform it. Her performances are very reduced and physical and deal with producing special, partly unreal, atmospheres in the space through movement and actions.

 

Marita Bullmann (DE)

"I like to play with the perception of humor, disgust, eroticism, failure, sensibility and gender. I like to explore and display borders and physical peculiarities. I speak with my body, with certain everyday-life materials
and their movements and hence create a platform of communication with my body, the time and the viewer."

 

An Debie (BE)

Can the essence of life, the so-called “truth” be discovered only by breaking open, letting go, un-covering, un-veiling?
An Debie’s work has progressed over time from purely physical dances and performances to explorations were body and objects are combined. Most recently she introduced glass as a working material in her performances, intrigued by it’s dualistic nature, both protective and dangerous.
An’s vocabulary is minimalistic but methaphorical by nature, reflecting on life and what it means to be a human being in a physical body, in both the simplicity and complexity of our everyday lives combined.

 

Nick Defour (BE)

In Nick Defour’s work, his own presence is essential: "I try to be completely clear towards the spectators in the sense of what you see is what you get…
It is about our humanity as human beings living together. An abstraction of the world and of each human being in particular. Time/space, a conscientiousness of the world understandable as it is. Through my work, using repetitions, stopping images, silences, I underline and repeat this evidence. This evidence of man questioning himself."

 

Béatrice Didier (BE)

"Most of the time, my projects start with an encounter with a person, a space, a material... An encounter which brings me to some action?  An action of which I know neither the course nor the end, trying to let me drive by events or accidents that occur.
My performances are fragments of a continuous process which is transformed by space where i perform, by the encounter with audience or other artists, by experiences as a human being who travels in a world I observe or to which I react. One performance brings me to another performance and it's like this I continue to work, “on the rebound”.

 

Monica Klingler (CH)

"In my work I am digging towards a silence. In a kind of archeological effort I am tending towards a place where my  body  is not continually covering its basic eloquence with expressive movement, or interesting actions, but rather revealing, layer by layer this condition of being and having a human body.
I do not wish to fill ears and eyes. But rather to infect the spectator with the rhythms of a body, from the rhythm of its breath and its pulse to that of  its swaying with the effort of keeping upright, to those of its unembellished  gestures and actions and thoughts.
I am not interested in the body as an isolated object but rather as one field of energies among others, a place through which different forms of energy ( vibrations, tensions, impressions, emotions, smells, ideas, visions…) flow, which gives shapes to these energies and is shaped by them. A place or moment where it is easy to experience how the material and the immaterial are two aspects of the same thing."

 

 

Evamaria Schaller (AT)

"In my performances, films, interventions and installations I deal with social environment and liminal spaces. I interact with the site-specific conditions, use my own aesthetics of gestures to examine, reflect  and intervene with the site-specific conventions which govern behaviours and relationships. I always have to adjust my own borders.
Even failure, violence or exclusion can be transformed into a sensible gesture and metamorphoses.
Materials that interest me now are expandable and compressible materials such as elastic or garbage bags (which interest me also for their social origin)."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Defour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elisa Andessner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evamaria Schaller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evamaria Schaller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monica Klingler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monica Klingler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Béatrice Didier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Debie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Debie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marita Bullmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marita Bullmann

   
Photos: (c) Veronica Castiglion