BEATRICE DIDIER, RIVER LIN

Where the body is/was


JULY 7th > 9th - 18:30
HERE IS THE BODY : PERFORMANCES

JULY 10th > 17th - 16:00 > 20:00 (except sunday)
HERE WAS THE BODY: EXHIBITION

OPENING JULY 9th - 18:30


What would it mean if performance artists make exhibitions without showing their own bodies in live and how would those called the documentation be able to represent the live performance? Conceived by the artists Béatrice Didier and River Lin, Where The Body Is/Was is a presentation questioning the relationship between the presence and absence of the artist’s body before,during and after performance.
                         
For transforming the meaning between the formation of exhibition and performance, the artists will be performing in the gallery until the opening of this exhibition and the audience is welcome to spectate and participate in the making of the performance/exhibition. The exhibition would be therefore conceptually closed and completed whilst it opens. During the exhibition Where The Body Is/Was, you might see those called the remains, trace, archive, or something needs to be redefined.

BEATRICE DIDIER
Born in 1971 in Belgium, Béatrice Didier is an artist who has worked in performing arts, focusing her research on the actor as a creator. Upon meeting M.Klingler and B.Nieslony In 2005 she discovered Performance Art as a practice and has dedicated herself to it, as a vital way of questioning her human presence in the world. Based in Brussels, her work has been presented in different countries like Germany, Austria, India, Ireland, Finland or Burma…
http://paersche.org/artists/beatrice-didier/

RIVER LIN
Born in 1984 in Taipei, Taiwan, River Lin is an artist working with body across the fields of visual and performing arts. Taking cultural studies as a point of departure, River’s work revolves around transforming the relationship between ritual and body in the specific social and spatiotemporal context. His work has been presented  in Berlin, Bonn, Paris, Brussels, London, Glasgow, Chicago and Taipei. He is currently artist in residence at Cité des Art in Paris.
http://www.riverperformance.com/

 


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(c) Luis Alvarez


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