‘The artist is present’ as part of direct action, berlin 2012
“THE DIFFICULTY OF SPECIFICATION
HOW TO CALL A “PERFORMANCE PRACTICE” UP TO NOW NOT REALLY DISTINGUISHED FROM “CLASSICAL” PERFORMANCE ART, IF THERE IS SUCH A THING? A PERFORMANCE ART WHICH IS NOT THEATRAL, NOT EXPRESSIVE, NOT DRAMATICAL AND NOT FOCUSED ON THE BODY? A PERFORMANCE TO BE PARAPHRASED AS CONCEPTUAL, SILENT, INCIDENTAL, EXPERIMENTAL, UNNOTICED, OBJECTIVE, SOMETIMES NOT EVEN CONCEIVED FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCE.”
(text by directaction-project)
Sitting in front of a laptop being streamed
Sitting at home on my balkony in front of my laptop.
Starting a video-skype-call.
Sending a livestream with a picture of myself sitting in front of the laptop from 13.00 to 13.15.
Showing the projection of the videocall at the project space Institut für alles Mögliche in Berlin.
The audience watching the livestream.
This time, the artist was present for 15 minutes. More infos about earlier streamings and the whole project on www.the-artist-is-present.net.
More infos about the ‘direct action’-festival in berlin at http://da2012.i-a-m.tk/info.