September 02 – September 06, 10:00-14:00,
the Program FROM ACTION TO INSTALLATION AND BACK by Anja Ibsch in frame of the School of Performance 2019.
Investigation of installative aspects in performative actions
We start with a simple installation.
We continue with an action in this installation.
We will use the output and the relics as a basis for new actions.
We will examine the installation.
Is the final installation mirroring the actions that took place in it?
Does it need more actions, or can we agree to stop at that point?
ANJA IBSCH born 1968 in Rheine, Germany, lives in Berlin
Anja Ibsch has been actively working as an artist and curator in the areas of performance and installation since 1993. Currently based in Berlin, she creates intense works that explore personal, cultural and social aspects of human presence while researching the endurance and tolerance levels of her body. Frequently inspired by myths of sainthood, sacrifice and release, her work emphasizes and extends connections between her body and the general cultural belonging to the world.
In her work, Anja Ibsch characteristically tests her bodily limits, creating images that combine conceptual concerns with tasks of endurance or physical strength. For the audience, these images work to transform the way we view or understand the performer’s physical identity. At the same time, the works engage the performer in a changing perception of her relationship to the world around her. Ibsch creates her work in response to the circumstances that present themselves, adapting to local environments and situations.