Corona Creative Play
During this time of isolation, I'm challenging myself to find ways of being creatively engaged. Whether it be in writing poems, blog posts, doodling, collaging, dance improvisation or simply absorbing others' art, I trust that art is a vital resource for levity, connectedness and presence in these uncertain times.
you can find what I'm working on, learning about
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Performed during ART BASEL 2019
by Alexandra Pirici
In this performative environment – which debuted at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in 2017 – the audience mingles with a swarm of performers, who spontaneously pick from a list of rehearsed enactments. At any given time, any performer can initiate a movement that others might choose to follow. The reference points for these actions can range from the leap of an antelope to Camille Claudel’s Sakuntala (c.1886), Michelangelo’s David (1501-1504), or a Depeche Mode song lyric. In works such as this, a complex tension mounts among the individual performers and the audience’s behavior over several hours of interaction.
*description excerpted from: Artbasel.com/news/alexandra-pirici-aggregate-messeplatz-art-basel-2019
Further press about Alexandra Pirici's Aggregate:
as part of BRUCE NAUMAN: DISAPPEARING ACTS at the Schaulager Foundation
by Bruce Nauman
Nauman first performed the work live in 1965, later adapting it in one of his most iconic videos. Throughout the five month duration of the exhibition at the Schaulager Foundation (Münchenstein, CH), I had the privilege of reenacting Nauman's performative sequence live. I also kept a personal journal, recording observations from each time that I performed:
April 5. 2018- personal journal entry
"my role is calm, straight-forward, direct and intentional. It's posing a question about space, about intimate interactions, about what comprises art, what can be used as media. The rest is up to the onlooker to ask themself what the purpose is, to wonder, to think. For me the work is just to be there- to do the work without added ego or ulterior motives."