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YOU CAN (NOT) DO IT (ALONE) (2017)

 

Performance art can often bring about a feeling of discomfort, both for the performing artist and for the audience watching the performance. The audience cannot know exactly what will transpire, whether they will be confronted with something they’d rather not see, risk wasting their time on a potentially boring durational piece or even the terrifying prospect of having to participate. The performing artist can never fully anticipate how the audience will react and may be unsure exactly how the work will function (especially if the work is unscripted), working from a place of responding to the situation there and then.

 

Duo performance with Hans Christian van Nijkerk at Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden: Co-production with NKF, Nordic Art Association & Fylkingen

(photo by Hironori Tsukue, video by Hans Christian van Nijkerk)

 

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