Installation & live performance, in collaboration w/ Ana Patiño & Camila Riveros. Part of the DEBATTERIE! Antagonismen Aufführen program in Bremen. Re-mounted at AKTION Hamburg. Patiño & Riveros' installation explored the dynamics of privacy, surveillance & performance. While recorded voices described true examples of violated privacy, a live audio performance (Seringhaus) forced the audience to question dynamics of public vs. private & fact vs. fiction.
Performative walk, Sarajevo, Bosnia. After the riots of early 2014, which began fiercely but dissipated after a few short days, a debate remained to be had in Sarajevo. This performative walk was a response to this state of suspension. It began at the viewing point near the Yellow Fortress, and proceeded through town to the Sarajevo Kanton. Signal of the City was captured by Pezhman Zahed, and was developed as part of the Bauhaus 2014/1914 project of the Bauhaus-Universität Public Art & New Artistic Strategies MFA.
Performance/guided tour as part of B-Tours Berlin. Artists Danielle Kourtesis (USA/Germany), Nima Keshtar (Iran), Iva Kirova (Bulgaria) and Ina Weise (Germany) created Tourgasm: Marzahn, a "once-in-a-lifetime transcendental journey into transcendence." This ironic, atmospheric, champagne-soaked tour ended in the Freizeitforum Marzahn, where "Claire Flaubert" performed a final cabaret song in the grand ballroom.
Site-specific audio installation presented as part of the "Work" exhibition at the Other Music Academy in Weimar, Germany. This piece uses the dunce cap as a means of experimenting with the traditional audio guide format, and notions of trust and authority in voice-over. The track, intentionally broadcast in its unedited form, functions as a starting point for investigating the tensions inherent in self-directed artistic practice today.
First exhibited as part of Salon Pink at Weimar's Gaswerk. This is the first piece in an ongoing series which uses the classic guided relaxation format to explore the absurdities inherent in consumer culture, and the myth of total self-actualization through positive thinking.
Performance, part of the "In Times of Conflict" series at the Immigration Office art space in Bremen, Germany. In this series, performances were viewed from outside the gallery. Hourglass Dinnertime played with the idea of self-induced chronophobia, and the action played out over 15 minutes and was accompanied by a music soundtrack broadcast outside the gallery space.
Video loop commissioned for the exhibition "What's Up, Novalis?" at the Jena Stadtspeicher, Jena, Germany. This video piece was a reflection on the dream-like state induced by the modern social environment, wherein personal and professional spheres blend together and the neverending incoming stream of information becomes a blur.
Audio Installation, E-Werk Weimar water tower, commissioned as part of Kunstfest Weimar 2014. This monologue-format audio installation took place at an abandoned cooling tower in Weimar, Germany. Combining German and English text, the piece dealt with spaces between –- between use & disuse, theater & installation, architecture & character, madness & sanity, relevant past & useful present.
Public performance w/ "speaking suitcase", Weimar Altstadt & Hauptbahnhof. The performance, a dialogue between the artist and her trapped voice, combined English and German text, and dealt with the frustration of dislocation and foreign-ness in the context of Weimar's rich history.
Performance & video, Kino Bosna, Sarajevo. Devastating floods hit Bosnia in 2014. While the destruction was occurring just miles down the road, I was undertaking a residency in Sarajevo as part of the Bauhaus Universität MFA Public Art & New Artistic Strategies. This short performance, shot at Sarajevo's Kino Bosna, features the blues song "River, Stay Away from My Door," sung to an audience of one. The work considers the futility & falsehood of the expressive voice when used in complex foreign spaces.
Public installation in the Weimar Stadtarchiv, presented as part of the 20th anniversary of the Bauhaus University's Art & Design Faculty. The work dealt with hair as a substance of memory, and one which is wildly transformed by context. At the same time, the work consciously highlighting my own status as a tourist, voyeur and cultural collector in Weimar's richly-preserved Altstadt area.
This five-minute video monologue short dealt with the relative authenticity of innate versus constructed identity, using the "inner scream" as a format for exploring the question. Screened at Bauhaus-Universität.