ZIERLE & CARTER
FRI 06.07 @ 4PM
“AT the EDGE of LONGING: CHARRED TERRITORIES”
Sponsored by the UK Arts Council
ARTIST TALK on THUR 06.06 @ 2:30PM HUB
RP13 photos by Isabelle McGuire
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Zierle & Carter (UK) examine what it means to be human, addressing notions of belonging, and the transformation of limitations. Through an embodied investigation, their work acts as an invitation to venture into the spaces in-between the external and internal, permanent and transient, spoken and unheard, exploring/disrupting/flipping/reversing society’s conventions and rituals. Working internationally, their site and context-specific work has been shown in galleries, empty cinemas, shopping areas, on snow covered mountain plateaus, in baroque gardens, city parks and woodlands, the crater of volcanoes, libraries, tunnels, World War 2 bunkers, on the edge of cliffs, as well as working nomadically in wilderness.
“At the Edge of Longing: Charred Territories” explores notions of belonging and ‘non belonging’, of home and of desolation, bringing focus to what actions it takes to move from a space of non belonging back in to a place of belonging. A process unfolds, an action of shedding and tearing away the ‘wasteland’, of journeying, and of reconstructing a sense of home.
This performance is structured in to three phases:
- Abrasive, harsh, stark, black, desolate, scorched, charred, obliterated, rigid, blatant, bound, tight, fixed, frail and bare.
- Journey, scrape, scratch, mark, trace, volatile, lost, crack, tender, crush, caress, rub, friction, pulverise, break, destroy, free, reveal, expose, release, meet.
- Gather, hoard, collect, amass, traverse, journey, arrive, reassemble, construct, rest. Two bare bodies found, stripped free.
Still in development, this performance is another manifestation and progression from a work we created as part of a 7-day series of quick responses and experiments at the 1st Venice International Performance Art Week in December 2012, with each day’s 4 hour set of actions based upon the previous day’s actions and traces. Drawn from the ‘Between Lands and Longings’ interview series conducted in Australia in the autumn of 2012 as part of our Arts Council England funded project, we began to explore actions and interactions with burnt toast/toast houses during a residency at the POP Gallery in Brisbane as a means of exploring, representing and transforming the raw terrain of non belonging and displacement.
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)