Dressed in a blue evening dress I move in a tub full of cream, churning the cream into butter. I make lumps and hold the butter in my arms. The cream and butter sticks to me and to my dress in different ways throughout the duration of the performance. Duration 4-5 hours.
Anna Berndtson (Sweden/Germany) is a Swedish performance artist working foremost with Long Duration Live Performance Art. The foundation of her practice is the presence of both the artist and the public. She transgresses boundaries with her body and own perception at the centre of her work. With minimalism as a goal the reduction of the image is fundamental in her performances, videos and photographs.
She graduated from Dartington College of Arts, UK in 1999 and in 2001 joined the performance class of Marina Abramovic at the HBK Braunschweig, Germany. She now lives and works in Sweden and Germany.
Anna Berndtson has performed and exhibited work extensively including; Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, The LAB Gallery, Dublin, P.S.1 MoMA, New York, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and VV2 at the Venice Biennale.
ARAHMAIANI (INDONESIA) | ANDREW BARCO (US) | ANNA BERNDTSON (SWEDEN/GERMANY) | WAFAA BILAL (IRAQ/US) | JEFFERY BYRD (US) | PATE CONAWAY (US) | JESS DOBKIN (CANADA) | ZACKARY DRUCKER (US) | ARIANNA FERRARI (ITALY) | FRANCESCA FINI (ITALY) | BEVERLY FRE$H (US) | ANNA FELICITY FRIEDMAN (US) | ARTI GRABOWSKI (POLAND) | FAUSTO GRACIA (MEXICO) | ALLISON HALTER (US/GERMANY) | SARA HOLWERDA (US) | ELANA KATZ (US/GERMANY) | ELENA KATSULIS & ERIN PEISERT (US) | JOSHUA KENT (US) | MEHDI-GEORGES LAHLOU (BELGIUM) | CARLOS SALAZAR LERMONT (VENEZUELA) | MILLER & SHELLABARGER (US) | ŞÜKRAN MORAL (TURKEY) | MOTHERGIRL (US) | BORIS NIESLONY (GERMANY) | WANDA RAIMUNDI-ORTIZ (US) | JEFFERSON PINDER (US) | EMILIO ROJAS (MEXICO/CANADA) | KAMBUI OLUJIMI (US) | ROOMS (US) | FERESHTEH TOOSI (US) | ALICE VOGLER (US) | DOLORES WILBER + SARAH WILBER (US) | JULIE WILLS (US) | ZIERLE & CARTER (UK)