Scandinavian Performance Art in NRW - 2004
performance artists - 2nd part 3rd
performance artists on their way to Germany
the 16th of july
at Maschinenhaus in Essen
of the young members from Fylkingen in Stockholm, and friends in the
feminist artist group High Heel Sisters will do some actions. You
are welcome to join us, the evening starts at seven.
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KOEFF - Extended Spring Cleaning Tour
High Heel Sisters - High Art Fraktione
Invited by: Boris Nieslony
Textperformance in relation to a video- and soundcomposition.
Reconstruction is made out of photos (inststamatic pictures) which
are sewn in and reversed. These images were all very ordinary with
typical scenes from a family album: vacations, trips abroad, family
gatherings etc. The threads in the pictures  coast sewn
to ocean, clouds to sky or people sewn to each other 
marks a way of codifying the emotional relations in the images, thus
controlling an interpretation of them and highlighting (while at the
same time trying to bridge) the gap between image and reality. The
sewing threads and the holes from the needle in the images emerged
as the essence of an intense and hidden reality, containing a truth
which was lacking in the original images. The reversed images show
this unveiled truth, but in a language that cannot really express
it. I then used the reversed images with the stitches, holes and threads
(and inverted in order to return to the negative, basic photographic
image) as a musical score for a digital composition. The red dot reading
the diagram like figures and transforming them into sound becomes
a staging of the act of remembering. It reads the repressed and hidden,
and what hides behind the screen memory.
Lina Selander lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden
She work with film, photography, text and sound, often with an interdisciplinary
strategy. Recurrent topics in her work are the poetic dialogue between
narration and abstraktion, the dissolution and metamorphosis of time
and memory, thier compulsiveness and intensity expressed in a conceptual,
minimalistic form. She work with the self-reference of images, both
still and moving. The works are about a merging of abstract with narration,
She de-compose and re-compose film or sound as narrative structure.
She wants the works to stage their own essence, and in so doing, to
unveil a field where new meaning emerge.
- Extended Spring Cleaning Tour
KOEFF is an abbreviation of a mathematical term, in this case used
as in the world of
horse dressage in which a referee protocol gives higher scores to
a seemingly simple
figure like pacing. That is really to put a horse through his paces!
KOEFF is Johanna Rosenqvists solo project after she left the Swedish
Power-Electronics/Industrial-duo INSTITUT (records released on CMI
Industry), Sweden and Sin Org, Italy). The performance "Extended
Spring Cleaning Tour"
is a part of a series of acts with household machines producing noise-scapes.
This time a vacuum cleaner is her lead instrument. Johanna Rosenqvist
lives and works in Malmö, Sweden.
Heel Sisters - High Art Fraktione
Heel Sisters (HHS) present "High Art Fraktione"(HAF) in
Maschinenhaus Essen 16 July 2004. HAF consist of several fractions
where body, sound and nature are patched together with power (laughter).
With a shared interest in gender, power, art, society and rock´n´roll
the members of feminist artist group HHS came together in Trondheim
in the spring of 2002. They realised that their height (close to six
feet), age (thirtyplus) and large feet (size ten) provided a common
denominator: This is power. Or as they like to put it: It is a question
of having or not having access to the privileges that determine our
positions in society, and of our possibilities to act and interact
within the very system that restricts the changes we want to achieve.
The members are: Karianne Stensland, Trondheim/Norway, Line
S. Karlström, Copenhagen/Denmark and Malin Arnell,
ASA-European / www.asa.de
E.P.I. Zentrum / www.epi-zentrum.org
maschinenhaus 0049 (0)201 83 78 424
ASA - Peter Farkas 0049 (0)221 24 51 15
ASA - Boris Nieslony 0049 (0)221 76 34 28
Essen | Produktionsort der Künste
Gelände Zeche Carl, Wilhelm-Nieswandt-Allee 100, 45326 Essen