SPE - PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION SPACE FROM H 17.00
6-7-8 MAY 2016
Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş
Ongoing action of 3 hours where the visitors can spend the time they want with the work, being able to leave and to come back. There is no beginning and no end.
Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş Public Collection, 2014
Enactment of Ai Wei Wei - Study of Perspective. Courtesy the artists
The performative approach of Alexandra Pirici (Bucharest, 1982) & Manuel Pelmuş (Bucharest, 1974) is centred on the practice of enactment, or “staging”, as aconscious strategy, to transform and actualise, through embodiment, emblematic and lesser known works in the history of art,thereby laying claim, in a subversive fashion, to the humanity of history and substance. In this way, paintings, actions, sculptures and monuments are re-interpreted by bodies staging compositions based on their “simple” physical substance, without the aid of scenery or objects, not even clothing. The “new” works created become emanations of the originals, through a conscious attempt to reclaim history, to lessen the burden or to de-monumentalise and at the same time make them current. In “Untitled”, produced by the Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio, Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmus use similar strategies as in previous works to recreate a single, long action, but focussed exclusively on the theme of gender.
suitable for an adult audience only