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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    drug trafficking syndicates guerrilla groups paramilitary forces and civilians Hincapie used her body to respond to and resist a state of acute violence The relevance of her foundational performance art work in Colombia compelled us to expand the re act feminism archive s timeframe to include two of her pieces from 1990 In Vitrina Shop Window during a six hour period Hincapie successively dirtied a store window with lipstick and cleaned it with soap Dressed as a cleaning woman she wrote sentences drew her silhouette emphasizing sexual parts and stamped kiss marks on the glass Her tasks addressed the invisibility of a clean ing woman s labour the extreme appeal of commodities framed by shop windows the objectification of the female body and the political verve of a performance artist EF Courtesy Galeria Casas Riegner Bogota Colombia Document media Video colour sound 38 44 min Issue date 1990 Tags public space inscription labour housework carework the common sexualities Archive Signature HIN 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

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    forces and civilians Hincapie used her body to respond to and resist a state of acute violence The relevance of her foundational performance art work in Colombia compelled us to expand the re act feminism archive s timeframe to include two of her pieces from 1990 In Una cosa es una cosa A thing is a thing Hincapie made and unmade series of labyrinth like concentric squares on a gallery floor using dozens of her own domestic objects kitchen utensils cleaning supplies beauty supplies bed sheets For 12 hours 18 days in a row in a careful and slow ceremonial way she combined prosaic and singular gestures materiality and ephemerality everyday ness and ritual gender and artistic issues For this work Hincapie was awarded the first prize dedicated to performance art in Colombia at the XXXIII Salo n Nacional de Artistas EF Courtesy Galeria Casas Riegner Bogota Colombia Document media Video colour sound 30 11 min Issue date 1990 Tags housework carework beauty ritual body object relation Archive Signature HIN 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

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    body movement light and shadow creating abstract but also very sensual landscapes In this early performance piece Hoover uses her body to experiment with light and shadow The video begins with Hoover in stark silhouette against a white background An abstracted form materialises in front of the silhouette moving with the play of light It reveals itself as her hand which cuts through the picture plane and occupies the space in front of her The sound is dramatic and evocative a continuous humming almost a Buddhist chant A flash of light and suddenly a transition in light reveals a different composition altogether more vertical and geometric minimal and simple Light Dissolves is a collection of picture planes for which the artist performs the compositions each of which is separated by the dissolving light JE Courtesy Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst Nan Hoover Foundation Document media Video b w sound 18 22 min Issue date 1975 Tags abstraction fragmentation in visibility sound Archive Signature HOO 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

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    living web largely made from nylon pantyhose The audience had to change into black clothes and helmets before being led into the performance space Here they watched a somewhat shamanistic ritual performed by women clad in white nylon a meandering figure in black dragging stones and a Joseph Beuys character complete with Eurasian Staff and grey hat Another female figure in white climbs a pedestal and poses as if she was a Greek sculpture Throughout the performance a woman throws Popcorn into a wheelbarrow and interrupting cries are heard from someone who may be tortured The performance is described by the artists as a giant 3 D painting in which a set of recognizable characters is in an uncontrollable system The use of fabrics especially nylon pantyhose is a common thread in ILC s work referring to the female sphere to craft DIY aesthetics but also to the elasticity adjustability and transparency required in our times of global liberal capitalism In collaboration with and produced by Lilith Performance Studio in Malmo Sweden in Dec 2011 Courtesy Icelandic Love Corporation Document media video Issue date 2011 Tags participation craft ritual Archive Signature ICE 1 Back to selection Complete Archive About the

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    in Saar where Hutter also studied and still teaches today JE In this video performance we see a split screen with the backs of two heads with short hair one of a black woman and one of a white man The two heads are slowly shaved beginning with different patterns until both are finally completely bald This double image refers on the one hand to the connotations of different hair styles from a gender and cultural point of view On the other hand these differences become nullified from behind all faceless shaved heads look alike regardless of gender origin skin colour and social status The video thus reflects the self awareness of the artistic duo who see themselves as a unit striving to overcome the separation of different artistic personalities Courtesy IngridRobertMwangiHutter Document media video Issue date 2005 Relations ROS 1 3 Tags stereotypes de construct identities be coming racism Archive Signature MWA 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

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    s experience of moving from Africa to Germany as a teenager Mwangi studied with Ulrike Rosenbach at the Hochschule Bildende Künste Academy of Fine Art and Design in Saar where Hutter also studied and still teaches today The spontaneous performance Eastleigh Crossing shows a woman in casual dress on a street in Nairobi that is completely flooded after a pipe burst The woman steps into the water The people walking by are astonished and form a crowd around this apparently foreign and strange woman whose behaviour goes against all norms Her actions remain mysterious they are a seemingly ritualistic choreography in water the medium of cleansing and defilement JE Courtesy IngridRobertMwangiHutter Document media video Issue date 2009 Relations ROS 1 3 Tags normativity dreamscapes Archive Signature MWA 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

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    out new cosmetic products Her face remains out of view and the camera focuses on her hands Courtesy Sanja Iveković Document media Video colour sound 9 00 min Issue date 1976 Tags beauty be coming femininity Archive Signature IVE 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

    Original URL path: http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=64&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)
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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    her body and her own personal photographs to question constructions of femininity and identity in commercial advertising magazines and film and exposes the ways in which mass mediated imagery and normative codes of behaviour influence our everyday lives In the performance Instrukcije br 1 Instructions No 1 Sanja Iveković draws instructional lines for a facial and neck massage on her skin using ink The massage meant to beautify her face and neck is negated and reduced to ugly smudges on her skin Courtesy Sanja Iveković Document media Video b w silent 6 00 min Issue date 1976 Tags beauty inscription normativity skin Archive Signature IVE 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 institutional critique intimacy labour language laughter humorous lecture performance manifesto masculinity masquerade mass media maternity measuring metamorphosis migration

    Original URL path: http://www.reactfeminism.de/entry.php?l=lb&id=66&e=t&v=&a=&t= (2016-05-01)
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