Gras (2013)

Vienna based performer and choreographer Georg Blaschke invited me as a collaborating artist to "The Balanced Room", a series of space occupations on different sites. Participating projects are installation based and address performative questions of oscillation and stand-still, dizziness and balance, transitoriness and the conceivableness of movement in time.

"Gras", the first part of this series, is composed of twelve larger-than-life images of the performer, situated in an on-going installation specially developed for ImPulsTanz #30 in Vienna.

Georg exposes his body to the photographer's eye in several series of Aktionen. The process takes place in different sessions during which the collaborative practice enables further steps into understanding the intrinsic logic of the total work.

The body becomes the underlying ground for serial choreographic arrangements and superimpositions of organic substances, which provoke formal bodily extensions in the images, perceived as inner and outer landscapes.

This setting allows a sensual experience on the borderline of perception and results in an astonishing interplay between image, choreography and action, an intimate dance on the horizon of focus and haziness. The aim is not to display individual sceneries on the surface level but to see the unseen, to inquire what meets the eye underneath the obvious and familiar.

"One of the greatest challenges in today’s culture, urgently necessary from a political point of view, is how to bring analytical skills to bear on the perceptual physiological language of the image, an event and not an object — constantly changing, living and growing." Bill Viola, Unseen Images, 1992

12 C4 Prints in 110 × 165 cm (mounted, limited edition, 2013)

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  • Year Created: 2013
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Aug 12th, 2014
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  • Work Credits:
    • laurent ziegler, primary creator
    • georg blaschke, performer
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