present/presence (air)

– video loop, 6min
– live performance, length and setting adaptable

exhibited
“It was, it is, and it will be”, group exhibition, Sept. 2018 Palac Morawa, PL

performed live
Interakcje international Performance Art Festival 2018, Piotrkow Trybunalski, PL

“present/presence” is an ongoing project visualizing the natural, transformative and ephemeral characteristics of a resource after an intervention by the artist. The title refers to Henri Lefebvre’s hypothesis (in Rhythmanalysis, 1992) about the common confusion of “presence” (not being able to be represented, and only able to be experienced in the very moment) and “present” (sometimes seeming to be “presence”, but actually representing the presence through, e.g. media).

In “present/presence (air)” the artist exhales onto a window, writing “NOW” on the foggy glass. After it disappears, she repeats the action. The work has been realized as a video and as a one to one performance.

the realisation of this work was possible through partial support of Federal Chancellery Austria – Section Art

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