Through the focus on re-performance and re-activation of materials, today's guest, performance artist Aleks Slota, interacted with the materials in the space, being on site the whole day.
A collaborate performance was created, that dealt with the relation that both artists had to the materials of the Body Interfaces archive at this stage of the process. The concept was to break down the structure of the space and collectively re-organize them again.
A notation was made which set the ground rules. It was sealed and the performance was set to begin at 20h. The duration of the performance was not communicated to the audience, but would either stop at 21h or when the artists had come to a state of the organization that both were satisfied with. No verbal communication was allowed.
The performance started with both artists shaking hands, then putting on black rubber gloves to mark the agreement and the beginning of the performance. The performance ended with both artists collectively carrying the discarded material in a big plastic sack, to be placed outside the gallery space as garbage. This material was not allowed to be included in the archive again.
Aleks Slota website