Performance Without A Hem

With Alex Mirutziu
Friday, 11:00 – 13:00

October 9, 16, 23 and 30

Alex Mirutziu, Prepared poem #3, metal stand, transparences, magnifying glass, print on film, variable dimensions, photo credit: Alex Mirutziu, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Barbara Seiler Gallery

The course will discuss tactical ways in the art of performance to access a real inform without claiming an immediate solution. We are talking here about the artist’s ability to calibrate himself along the way, not to apply a cultural prefabrication or a certain way of thinking. We will use tactics and not systems in the art of performance because they do not promise solutions to problems, but ways to attack.

Alex Mirutziu’s (b. Romania) practice extends over a wide range of media and activities, including sculpture, film, drawing, poetry and performance as well as critical and curatorial projects. Mirutziu’s practice interrogates the ontological medium of ‘remaining’ exploring the conflict between desire and strategic action. Inspired by philosophy, literature and design, he’s questioning the politics of incontinence and the self’s irrational integrity as gateways to a more astute grasp of our humanity. As part of his theoretical practice the artist has lectured at (Royal College of Arts, London, Von Kraal Theatre, Estonia, Konstfack, Stockholm, Bezalel University of Art and Design, Tel Aviv) and has collaborated with artists/writers/musicians/designers/philosophers among which, Grit Hachmeister (DE), Elias Merino (ES), Graham Foust (US), Graham Harman (US). His work has been shown at Power Plant, Toronto, Glass Factory Lab, Boda, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Center for Contemporary Art and National Museum, Warsaw, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Venice Biennale.