Opening 21.06.2018 from 18:00
Exhibition 21.06. – 16.08.2018
48-hours Live Performance
as part of “48 Stunden Neukölln”
22.06. (19:00) until 24.06. (19:00)
Special Edition Exhibition
Opening on the 12th July 2018
Exhibition 12.07. – 12.08.2018
For the first time, the Swedish performance artist Anna Berndtson will perform for 48 hours.
For 48 hours, the Marina Abramovic-graduate Anna Berndtson will inhabit the gallery space of Bardohl & Scheel, exploring her own limits as well as that of the public. Her performance is a kind of live collage that uses scenes from Bergman’s films and also cites Marina Abramovic’s performance “The House with the Ocean View” (which simultaneously is being re-performed at the retrospective exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn) and puts this in combination with own previous performance work into a new context.Thus creating authenticity, a new original. In the center of her work, the artist places her body and her perception of space and her surroundings, of memory and past, and a question about what is still genuine in today’s digital and fast moving society. She creates images in the minds of the public, using clear focused tasks that she performs for hours. She reaches an intensity that provokes and touches and a deceleration that requires patience and the will of the public to engage.
The framework for the performance is her new exhibition NUDE WITH… BERGMAN with performative photographs for which Anna Berndtson has mounted herself in old film scenes from Ingmar Bergman. The works examine the art term “Nude with”, explore the female nude and play with the female representation in the films of Ingmar Bergman, who would have turned 100 this year. With her digital collages, she re-illuminates the classic films, combining past and present and creating still lifes from moving images.
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