On Curation.

 performance / 60min / 2018

Raum 103, Basel, CH

This work brings the act of curating, of preserving, of observing into performance art. As the performer I claim, supervise and hold my space within the exhibition. The performance defines the area precisely and simultaneously exhibits it as well. As a female performer I demand herewith space within the exhibition, a rare commodity in this context. The emphasis on temporarity is even stronger when happening during the opening. I overtake responsibility as an artist while maintaining the ‘emptiness’ both energetically and physically. From time to time, as a supervisor I point out that soon in this space a performance will take place and one must not touch anything. If I see people taking pictures, I point out that one must not take any pictures. The barrier colums placed right in front of the exhibition room made it difficult to enter, the flow of movement gets disturbed. 

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© martina morger 2020