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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    in her home country of Iran with a Eurocentric view on the women of this primarily Muslim country a view she experienced in Western Europe In the series of performances entitled Me the artist can be seen engaging in diverse sports and leisure activities such as ice skating boxing skiing and sunbathing while wearing a traditional chador She thereby contrasts the physical mobility of actions carried out in public space associated with the Western cult of the body with the other extreme of the limited physical mobility of wearing a chador and the underlying religiously motivated Eastern concepts of concealing the female body from public view Ghazel regards these performances as self portraits in which she uses irony to depict herself as a person absurdly torn between two cultures Courtesy Ghazel Document media Compilation video colour b w sound 18 25 min Issue date 1997 2008 Tags de construct identities gaze laughter humorous normativity Archive Signature GHA 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

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    of an absurd and dark sense of humour While funny the obsessive endeavours of the protagonist who is usually dressed in clichéd feminine outfits also make us squirm because they are turned into painful and grotesque symbols of the tiresome feats of everyday life in a world that is hungry for success and recognition Cake Walk shows the artist as she relentlessly attempts to climb a high wooden ramp leaning against a wall while wearing roller skates The goal of her Sisyphus task is to reach a cake placed on top of the ramp In the end the artist s attempts are rewarded with success Courtesy Kate Gilmore Document media Video colour sound 9 47 min Issue date 2005 Tags consumerism desire exhaustion failure laughter humorous Archive Signature GIL 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

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    and others to which she adds the element of an absurd and dark sense of humour While funny the obsessive endeavours of the protagonist who is usually dressed in clichéd feminine outfits also make us squirm because they are turned into painful and grotesque symbols of the tiresome feats of everyday life in a world that is hungry for success and recognition In Star Bright Star Might a woman forces her made up face through a star shaped hole in a wood panel The points break as her forehead pushes through her face becoming a rosette framed by the red painted wood Courtesy Kate Gilmore Document media Video colour sound 5 29 min Issue date 2007 Tags desire exhaustion laughter humorous pain Archive Signature GIL 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 herstory housework carework human non human animals in

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    and representation as well as it strives to re negotiate overall power structures and identity building Trine Mee Sook Gleerup is a former member of the closed down artist network residency The Berlin Office and co founder of Scandinavian artist group UFOlab Unidenti fied Foreign Object laboratory She has exhibited and collaborated with artists cultural workers activists and researches from the US Europe and South Korea The performance lecture The Fool The Magician the beginning of a performative journey in Tarot and Life is divided in two parts corresponding to the two antago nist Tarot cards the fool and the magician Dressed like the allegorical figures the artist combines historical facts divination psychology and biographical material in relation to transnational adoption with a race and gender related discourse Courtesy Trine Mee Sook Gleerup Document media videostill Issue date 2012 Tags lecture performance de construct identities Archive Signature GLE 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

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    and 2005 and has received numerous international awards including the Joan Miró Prize in Barcelona 2011 the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in Berlin 2010 the Rolf Schock Prize in Stockholm 2008 and an honorary doctorate from the American University of Beirut 2008 She lives and works in London and Berlin This early performance by Mona Hatoum directly refers to her parents homeland Palestine The artist is covered in clay and trapped inside a glass container She tries to stand upright but keeps falling down and trying to stand up again leaving traces on the glass with her body and her hands while trying to support herself In the room revolutionary songs in Arabic French and English news reports and statements can be heard that are all directly tied to the political situation in the Middle East This performance was also accompanied by a leaflet with the following statement by the artist As a Palestinian woman this work was my first attempt at making a statement about a persistent struggle to survive in a continuous state of siege As a person from the Third World living in the West existing on the margin of European society and alienated from my own this action represented an act of separation step ping out of an acquired frame of reference and into a space which acted as a point of reconnection and reconciliation with my own background and the bloody history of my own people Courtesy Mona Hatoum Document media Photographs drawing text Issue date 1982 Tags conflict durational performance exhaustion resistance state oppression violence Archive Signature HAT 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 capitalism childhood collectivity conflict consumerism

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    Prize from the ZKM Karlsruhe She also received the Golden Nica at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz in 1999 She has recently made several feature films including Teknolust 2002 and Strange Culture 2007 as well as a documentary film on feminist art called Women Art Revolution 2010 MM Dante Hotel was a site specific performative installation created by Lynn Hershman and the artist Eleanor Coppola in two hotel rooms that they had rented for nine months and two weeks respectively Throughout Hershman s room objects were distributed to look like traces of people living there The objects allowed visitors to reconstruct the stories behind these fictional characters As in Hershman s other works from the 1970s in Dante Hotel she investigates not only the relationship between life art and identity but also between the beholder and the artwork Courtesy Lynn Hershman Format 16 mm film b w sound 10 00 min Issue date 1973 1974 Archive Signature HER 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

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    received the Golden Nica at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz in 1999 She has recently made several feature films including Teknolust 2002 and Strange Culture 2007 as well as a documentary film on feminist art called Women Art Revolution 2010 MM In five TV commercials men and women of different racial backgrounds explain that they are Lynn Hershman The commercials were advertisements for Hershman s site specific work Forming a Sculpture Drama in Manhattan For this piece the identities of three fictional women were reconstructed through personal traces objects smells and sounds in three hotel rooms one in the Chelsea Hotel one in the Plaza and one in the Central YWCA in New York During the installation October November 1974 these rooms were accessible to viewers 24 hours a day This project was an extension of Hershman s concept of living environments that goes back to her work Dante Hotel see HER 1 The American television station ABC broadcast the commercials in New York in October 1974 Courtesy Lynn Hershman Issue date 1974 Archive Signature HER 2 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us on facebook abstraction activism aggression aging appropriation authorship be

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    Our possibilities are to act within and to interact with the system that sets the limits for the change we wish to make possible Screaming Mountain was the High Heel Sisters final performance It started inside the exhibition space Den Frie Udstillingsbygning in Copenhagen and ended outside of it In the beginning they climbed into their installation made with tarps duct tape ropes and three step ladders they performed screams which were transmitted into the street using large loud speakers at the end they buried the red high heel shoes that they wore throughout the performance under the paving stones and placed a memorial sign into the ground that read Perhaps we wanted to wear high heels just to get closer to the sky The video Scream featured in the installation JE Courtesy High Heel Sisters Document media video Issue date 2007 Relations Malin Arnell ARN 1 Line Karlsröm KAR 1 Tags laughter humorous stereotypes Archive Signature HIG 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

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