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

The “present/presence” series consists of a growing number of works, each one visualizing the natural, transformative, and ephemeral characteristic of a ressource or material (e.g. air, humidity, meadow, earth, surface of skin) after an intervention by the artist.

The title of the series refers to Henry Lefebvres essaycollection Rhythmanalysis (H.Lefebvre, 1992)and his hypothesis about the common confusion of “presence” (not able to be represented but only able to be experienced in the moment) and “present” (sometimes seeming to be “presence”, but actually representing the presence through e.g. media).

In “present/presence (air)” the artist breathes against a window, writing “now” on the fogged over glass. After dissapearing, she repeats the action.

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

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