Performance-Abend: Portrait of an Eye

07.11.2015, 20:00-22:00
Performance-Abend: Portrait of an Eye
with Emily Roysdon and guests + Werner Hirsch and Pauline Boudry

Kunsthalle Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 (0) 44 272 15 15
Fax: +41 (0) 44 272 18 88

The moving image is the key medium of Kunsthalle Zürich’s solo show Portrait of an Eye by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz. Key to their imagery is the vivacious participation of their contributors, in both form and content. Our program of theory and education seeks to juxtapose those images on screen with living bodies in the gallery space. This evening, conceived together with the artists, presents performances by two main contributors and a close colleague of Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz: The New York and Stockholm-based artist Emily Roysdon is a long-term fellow of Boudry and Lorenz. This night, she presents the 6th version of her ongoing performance Uncounted (performance 6) which results from her text of the same title. A version of it has been presented in New York, performed by the artist Sharon Hayes (among others) who also features in Boudry/Lorenz' new film-installation I WANT (2015). Antonia Baehr/Werner Hirsch is the protagonist of various video works, here on show in Opaque (2014). Together with Pauline Boudry on the turntables Werner Hirsch created the solo dance piece DANCING FOR THE REVOLUTION IN TEMPORAL DRAG especially for this evening. The performances will be followed by drinks and music by Inge Moser (modular bridge pop, synths, feminist post-punk).



Emily Roysdon: Uncounted (performance 6)

Emily Roysdon is engaged in an ongoing, site-specific series of live events that jump out from her text Uncounted. The text consists of elliptical narrative fragments, quotations by figures like the avant-garde poet Gertrude Stein or camp-artist Jack Smith, and philosophical meditations on time and politics. Over the past few months collaborators have included Gregg Bordowitz, Sharon Hayes, Nick Hallett, MPA, Morgan Bassichis, and Frederique Bergholtz. 


“You look ridiculous if you dance

You look ridiculous if you don't dance

So you might as well


(Gertrude Stein)

Emily Roysdon is a New York and Stockholm-based artist and writer. Her working method is interdisciplinary and recent projects take the form of performance, photographic installations, print making, text, video, curating and collaborating. Roysdon developed the concept "ecstatic resistance" to talk about the impossible and imaginary in politics. The concept debuted with simultaneous shows at Grand Arts in Kansas City, and X Initiative in New York. She is editor and co-founder of the queer feminist journal and artist collective LTTR. Her many collaborations include costume design for choreographers Levi Gonzalez, Vannesa Anspaugh and Faye Driscoll, as well as lyric writing for The Knife, and Brooklyn based JD Samson & MEN.

Werner Hirsch




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