Softly Polished Machinery.
performance series / 12 min / 2019 & 2020
HOHM studios, Glasgow, UK & Stiege 13, Vienna, AT
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, CH & Rote Fabrik, Zürich, CH
In this performance series, Martina drafted an image of the female body, accompanied by an audio piece with instructions, the body became a machine of exploration. The body was a screen; an executing body; a vessel; software; hardware. Gestures of brushing the floor, zooming in & out, tinder swiping, the focused gaze, as well as movements such as push-ups; running; techno dancing; heavy breathing; a seaweed in a water bed and hiding in between visitor‘s legs, created an image of (di)stressed techno bodies.