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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    gallery installations In 2002 2007 Karlström was a member of the feminist performance group High Heels Sisters She is also a founding member of the group of Swedish artist activists YES Association 2005 The compound of a future state prison is the performance space in the video At Danse Et Fængsel To dance a prison Line Skywalker Karlström dances a partly choreographed partly improvised dance in this video before she squats part of the property The artist intends to embody ideology and convey emancipation restriction violence and dominance through postures and gestures Courtesy Line Skywalker Karlström Document media Video colour sound 13 00 min Issue date 2010 Tags appropriation body control dance choreography public space state oppression Archive Signature KAR 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 visibility inscription institutional critique intimacy

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    freedom of homo ludens in the sense of Johan Huizinga In Keane s work it also stands for freedom from economic dependence on the male order as explicitly voiced in her photo booth version of She 1978 through the phonetic similarity of male order and mail order In this video performance 12 women are shown in a playpen for the duration of two minutes each while they act and play in a way that fits their personalities Each generation is featured from toddler to women in their old age crawling playing the flute or measuring the space in the pen This video recording of a live situation in Tina Keane s studio was integrated into later live performances amongst others at Franklin Furnace in 1981 For these Keane herself was in the playpen videotaping visitors using a mirror while Playpen was playing on an additional monitor Courtesy Tina Keane Document media Video b w sound 24 00 min Issue date 1979 Relations Rose Fin Kelcey FIN 1 P Rose Fin Kelcey FIN 2 P Tags childhood maternity measuring private public Archive Signature KEA 1 Back to selection Complete Archive About the project Partners Imprint Contact Find us on facebook abstraction

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    works feature Astarte Ishtar Electra Persephone hermaphrodites and angels they developed their own symbolism and iconography and they built up their status in French experimental cinema early on As early as 1980 the cinema in the Centre Georges Pompidou organised the first retrospective of their films In 2006 a monograph of their work was published MM In the first part of the film Double Labyrinth Katerina Thomadaki performs six actions which are filmed by Maria Klonaris In the second part they change roles and Klonaris performs while Thomadaki films Seeing and being seen is thus doubled The interaction of the artists with organic and inorganic objects loaded with symbolism demonstrates the interchangeability of social individual and artistic roles Both women search for themselves in the performance as they develop their own pictorial language through the camera each in the presence of the other Courtesy Klonaris Thomadaki Format super 8 colour no sound 55 00 min Issue date 1975 1976 Archive Signature KLON 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

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    do not see documentation as live performance s Other Performance not only exists in the moment of the live act it often reaches a broader audience only through its traces documentation and records Many items of performance documentation photographs videos scores etc acquire a life and a quality of liveness of their own They are often made deliberately with a future audience in mind and for an anticipated future encounter They continue to stir our imagination call for action and invite us to re perform re act feminism takes us on a time travel inviting us to engage in a lively dialogue beyond the limits of time and space Our focus is not on historical reconstruction but rather on infecting gestures and productive translations The Exhibition in Montehermoso Spain The heart of the exhibition is the mobile archive a temporary collection of numerous videos films and photographic documents The mobile archive is based on the video archive for re act feminism performance art of the 1960s and 70s today Academy of the Arts Berlin 2008 2009 The focus of the re act feminism project was the performance movements in Western and Eastern Europe and the USA In the course of the current project this geographical focus will be broadened through the local research of the project s European partner institutions as well as exemplary research done by scholars in several Latin American countries and in the Mediterranean and Middle East We are thus following traces which emerged already during the research for the first edition of re act feminism We also wish to go beyond a Eurocentric canon and to expand our own curatorial viewpoint by integrating other perspectives The mobile archive comprises a set of 5 foldable transport crates which can be converted into one archive cabinet and four work stations for the individual study of videos films and photographic documents An accompanying handbook offers information on all the works and assists visitors with viewing choices The archive predominantly consists of video and film documentation Works primarily from the 1960s and 70s that have not been documented on film for various reasons will be integrated into the archive in a special section on photographic documentation The works were chosen based on their potential and relevance for today s feminist and queer debates and artistic strategies They were also selected because they represent the diversity of performative practices and media Not all the artistic works are feminist in the strict sense and not all the artists call themselves feminists But all the works can be placed in an associative field of reference that includes feminism gender theory queer theory and art They allow us to see the power relations inscribed in the body and its potential for resistance and for pleasure and to discover singular subjectivities and connections between life and art As with any archive subjectivity availability and copyright issues have played a role in the archive s constitution meaning gaps are a necessary part of this archive as

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    gender become hazy Knebl Jakob Lena Knebl s photographs are abundant with cheeky and anarchic humour They show processes of metamorphosis in which the artist reinterprets various roles and figures of an imaginary collective In Ich bin die Anderen I am the others the distorted faces of dolls address the narrow structures imposed by the definition of gender Similarly in Fettecke Fat Corner the artist examines the notion of female beauty expressed in the iconography of a reclining Venus throughout art history and at the same time ironically re enacts Joseph Beuys s infamous work of the same title Knebl destroys the conventions of art history by creating an unsettling self ironic image between monstrosity beauty and sensuality Titta von Tesa and Austrian Psycho Portrait of a Lady directly address the media and literary icons anchored in popular culture Photography Georg Petermichl Courtesy Jakob Lena Knebl Document media photographs Issue date 2009 2010 2010 2011 Tags laughter humorous roleplay stereotypes trash Archive Signature KNE 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

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    Everyday 2005 2006 she hands out postcards establishing contact between the artist exhibition location and visitors The second project took one year to finish and climaxed in an exhibition of 365 artifacts in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje I Must Be is a video in four parts and is based on obsessive behaviour similar to that in Marina Abramović s A rt must be beautiful Artists must be beautiful 1975 Each part was filmed in one take with no extra editing and documents the inconsequential rituals of life Courtesy Verica Kovacevska Document media Video colour sound 8 59 min Issue date 2003 Tags exhaustion normativity re enactment Archive Signature KOV 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

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    over the world In this performance Elena Kovylina asks members of the audience to waltz with her while she becomes increasingly drunk in a kind of militaristic initiation ritual Her dancing partners are chivalric at first but later they have to help her stay on her feet Kovylina sees this performance as a symbol for a forced reconciliation between Russians and Germans and as a subtle commentary on a supposed cliché in the 1990s that the Russian Woman was willing to use her body as an instrument for the growth of the Russian economy Courtesy Elena Kovylina Document media Video colour sound 6 00 min Issue date 2001 Tags body control dance choreography exhaustion post communism stereotypes Archive Signature KOVY 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

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  • re.act.feminism - a performing archive
    represented Poland at the 47th Venice Biennale She received a grant from DAAD in 2003 which she used to study to become a makeup artist and opera singer In Olimpia Olympia Katarzyna Kozyra who was diagnosed with cancer in 1992 presents herself as a chemotherapy Manet painting After her work Piramida Zwierzat Animal Pyramid from 1993 caused a scandal she started turning her private life into a public stage The video is accompanied by a photo installation Courtesy Katarzyna Kozyra Galerie Zak Branicka Document media Video colour sound 12 40 min Issue date 1996 Tags health illness private public re enactment vulnerability Archive Signature KOZ 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

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