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PERFORMATIVITY

PERFORMATIVITY

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Netfilmmakers' 16. exhibition is focusing on the particular application of "time" in visual arts.
Performativity and the performance of art are not a particular delimited art form, but instead, both have a common denominator.

Performance art can be defined as an art form that is solely performed by the artist in front of an audience. The basis of the self-performing artist, not the use of a character performed by an actor makes it a unique en face experience that is somewhat different from theatre. This has the notion of a dogma however dogmas in art are made to be broken. There are many examples of this where scores/texts/offers have changed hands just like there are many kinds of stages and non-stages. Therefore, performativity and the performance of art are not a particular delimited art form, but instead, both have a common denominator.

 

Many performances would have been unknown if they had not been documented through film media or video, and even in the early stages of video art is this relationship to be found. The artist shunned the audience and directly approached the camera with an exceptional intimacy. In this way, a new artistic expression emerged. This particular application of TIME in visual art is still a challenge for video art.

 

I have selected the following three artists on the basis of what I could sense from them. Through their previous works, they have shown an unambiguous reading of time, space and presence. These videos are based upon their own artistic method within contemporary art. Even though these may call reference to some that we have experienced before, they are ubiquitous!

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