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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    several women dressed in black begin to appear Their black garments starkly contrast with the white of the embroidered fabric the lace the shawls covering the furniture and the chairs of the room The women interact with the objects found on the table They fold up the clothes hang up fish using rope suspended from the ceiling of the room remove seeds from a pomegranate on a wooden washboard hold a doll in their hands In a revisiting of the pictorial genre of still life the tools and materials used in the performance are expressed again through the women s movements and actions taking the gestures of daily life out of context The traditional roles of women as the ones responsible for family care and home maintenance are critically examined as the representation of the female body breaks with its objectified role in the pictorial image Photography Nikolas Branidis Courtesy Augusta Atla Document media photographs Issue date 2011 Tags ritual femininity body object relation nature Archive Signature ATL 1 P Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us on facebook abstraction activism aggression aging appropriation authorship be coming beauty body control body object relation cabaret
    http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=233&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)


  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    be found in a museum located in the last house where she lived in Guatemala City EF With her first performance Favor quitarse los zapatos Please take off your shoes Azurdia became the first Central American artist to participate in an international biennial with an individual performance All that is left from this event is a dark blurred image of the artist who is barely visible dimly lit by a small light curator Virginia Pe rez Ratton The piece consisted in asking the public to take their shoes off and enter a cavernous wooden structure with a sand floor Like other Latin American artists from the same period such as Lygia Clark see CLA 1 2 and He lio Oiticica Azurdia was interested in integrating the body of the public in the work exploring sensorial capacities other than vision and expanding psychophysical awareness Since this first performative experiment she has continued to explore the earth element in her poetry and ritualistic dances Courtesy Rosina Cazali Format photographs Issue date 1970 Tags body object relation dreamscapes extended body in visibility ritual state oppression vulnerability Archive Signature AZU 1 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us
    http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=282&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)

  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    and Vincent Dupont among others She is also the producer of the horse whisperer and dancer Werner Hirsch as well as the musician and choreographer Henri Fleur and the composer Henry Wilt What is my main feature Antonia Baehr asked her friends Your laugh they replied For a self portrait project Baehr asked her friends to compose scores for her laugh on her birthday After this she began to present these live Baehr explores laughter as a form of expression in its own right independent of causes by focusing on the act itself the sound the form the rhythm and the gestures of laughter Although comedy may not be her intention the mechanism of shared laughter is a performative element Lachen Laughter was also part of the Performance Programme of re act feminism 2009 Camera Ulrike Melzwig Courtesy Antonia Baehr Document media Video colour sound 42 29 min Issue date 2008 Relations Pauline Boudry Renate Lorenz BOU 1 Tags laughter humorous queer drag score Archive Signature BAE 1 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us on facebook abstraction activism aggression aging appropriation authorship be coming beauty body control body object relation cabaret capitalism childhood
    http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=12&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)

  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    changes brought about by the war in Bosnia Herzegovina in the 1990s The artist s poetic imagery maps out political and social conflicts the construction of power and identity and the relationship between loss and re appropriation Under Construction is part of the trilogy Women at Work and documents a performance Bajević staged with five war refugees from Srebrenica The performance lasted several days at the National Gallery in Sarajevo during its renovation In a symbolic act of marking public space and joining male and female work the women embroidered ethnic patterns on the construction netting Courtesy Maja Bajević Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich Document media Video colour sound 11 48 min Issue date 1999 Tags collectivity craft labour private public Archive Signature BAJ 1 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us on facebook abstraction activism aggression aging appropriation authorship be coming beauty body control body object relation cabaret capitalism childhood collectivity conflict consumerism craft dance choreography de construct identities death desire destruction dis ability dis appearance dreamscapes durational performance exhaustion extended body failure fashion glamour femininity flesh fluxus fragmentation gaze happening health illness his herstory housework carework human non human animals in visibility inscription
    http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=13&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)

  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    in the 1990s The artist s poetic imagery maps out political and social conflicts the construction of power and identity and the relationship between loss and re appropriation Washing Up is also part of the trilogy Women at Work and features the artist and two other women in a Turkish bath in a performance that took place during the 7th Istanbul Biennal In a symbolic act the women continually wash pieces of cloth until they fall apart Slogans from Tito the president of former Yugoslavia stitched into the cloth become less and less legible over the course of the performance Courtesy Maja Bajević Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich Document media Single channel video projection colour sound 15 14 min Issue date 2001 Tags collectivity conflict craft labour private public post communism Archive Signature BAJ 2 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us on facebook abstraction activism aggression aging appropriation authorship be coming beauty body control body object relation cabaret capitalism childhood collectivity conflict consumerism craft dance choreography de construct identities death desire destruction dis ability dis appearance dreamscapes durational performance exhaustion extended body failure fashion glamour femininity flesh fluxus fragmentation gaze happening health illness his
    http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=14&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)

  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    female body is also a subject she is frequently interested in without using it in an exhibitionist way She draws the outlines of a live nude model while blindfolded or traces the silhouette of her own face using a slide projection to create a self portrait The female body becomes a metaphor for general human concern without any reference to the male counterpart whatsoever Anne Bean s works are regularly situated within broader political contexts They concern women in Kurdistan they take the form of a sit in Apartheid ridden South Africa or they are simply a performance in front of Helmut Schmidt and Henry Kissinger with The Kipper Kids Moody and the Menstruators was a successful cover band that was active in 1971 1974 They were lined up to support Pink Floyd and Malcolm McLaren was interested in managing them but Anne Bean who was the mastermind behind the project was not interested in venturing into pop music territory In a conversation she explained that she was concerned with testing the boundaries between art and music rather than participate in the music business Other members besides Anne Bean were Suzy Adderley Becky Bailey Polly Eltes Rod Melvin Mary Anne Holliday and Annie Sloane This video documents several segments of Moody and the Menstruators programme The montage of moving and still imagery is accompanied by the band s version of Wild Thing by The Troggs 1966 Courtesy Anne Bean Document media Video colour sound 3 06 min Issue date 1971 1974 Tags pleasure music pop Archive Signature BEA 1 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us on facebook abstraction activism aggression aging appropriation authorship be coming beauty body control body object relation cabaret capitalism childhood collectivity conflict consumerism craft dance choreography de construct identities
    http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=15&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)

  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    when she was 18 24 that she performed in front of a camera in 1996 2005 Bean showed the resulting video re enactments in the Autobituary exhibition at Matt s Gallery in London in 2006 Music destruction drawing and the female body are key subjects in Bean s work which also focuses on artistic conditions torn out of their original contexts The DVDs include two Shadow Deeds the performances Mortality and Drawing Life The context of the first lies in the simple unifying trait of art and life impermanence Here the artist asks herself what would happen if she called her dog Mortality and shouted after him in public The opposite case is the topic of Drawing Life the physical presence of the body In this performance the blindfolded artist draws the outlines of a female nude lying on paper merging the pursuit of artistic form and the role of women in art into one Courtesy Anne Bean Document media Video b w colour sound 41 18 min 2 12 min Issue date 1970 1971 2006 Tags death painting drawing public space re enactment touch Archive Signature BEA 2 3 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint
    http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=16&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)

  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    and performance art combine video projections self composed music band performances and specific elements of pop culture fashion and forms of staging power She alters her own appearance to fit her vision by letting her private life disappear behind her pop star image Tearing Off A Piece is based on the S C U M manifesto which was written and published by the American feminist and author Valerie Solanas 1936 1988 who became famous primarily for her attempted murder of Andy Warhol in 1968 S C U M stands for Society for Cutting Up Men Inspired by Solanas s radical feminist position this show like performance by Anat Ben David and the dramatist Adrienne Altenhaus highlights processes of society while exploring the art world academia and social issues under the conditions of patriarchal capitalism in a humorous and provocative way Courtesy Anat Ben David Document media Video colour sound 47 25 min Issue date 2009 Tags aggression manifesto patriarchy re enactment Archive Signature BEN 1 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us on facebook abstraction activism aggression aging appropriation authorship be coming beauty body control body object relation cabaret capitalism childhood collectivity conflict consumerism
    http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=17&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)