What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
Curated by Courtney Malick
(Re)Move/(Re)Frame is a curatorial project on performance and documentation in five parts; three performances, a gallery exhibition and an accompanying website. Its aim is to present ways to access and proliferate meanings and interpretations of a work of performance art after its live incarnation has passed, and to explore the blurred boundaries between the live moment and the retrospective trace. The work of Condon, Moulton and Yemenwed also represents a resurgence of theatricality in performance art that rejects the traditional, site-specific, ephemerality that the genre has struggled to free itself from in the past. Instead their live performances are reiterated in several, consecutive contexts, while at the same time self-documentation is an inherent aspect of their artistic process which leads to a layering of videos, digital images, live performances and installations, all of which can be digitally or visually manipulated in order to move beyond their immediate moment of inception. It is this type of flexibility that the multiple points of access that the (Re)Move/(Re)Frame project seeks to reflect, while at the same time the project’s website invites viewers to consider their particular approach to the project in relation to that of others and utilize it as a space within which to think through the different ways that these artists work and the relationships that are teased out of them through the project’s fractured structure can be documented. Therefore viewers to the gallery exhibition, any of the performances or to the website itself, are welcome to contribute photos, videos, written comments or embedded links to other sites, articles, etc. in an attempt to expand our understanding of this work and its relevance in terms of contemporary modes of communication.
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