15 April 2020 – On line: SALON ISOLATION

Contributions about:

Tehching Hsieh

One Year Performance 1978-1979 (Cage Piece) 

In this performance, which lasted from 29 September 1978 through 30 September 1979, Tehching Hsieh locked himself in an 11.5-by-9-by-8-foot (3.5 by 2.7 by 2.4 m) wooden cage, furnished only with a wash basin, lights, a pail, and a single bed.

During the year, he did not allow himself to talk, to read, to write, or to listen to radio and TV. A lawyer, Robert Projansky, notarized the entire process and made sure the artist never left the cage during that one year.

His loftmate came daily to deliver food, remove the artist’s waste, and take a single photograph to document the project. In addition, this performance was open to be viewed once or twice a month from 11 am to 5 pm.

The Wall (German: Die Wand) is a 1963 novel[1] by Austrian writer Marlen Haushofer. Considered the author’s finest work, The Wall is an example of dystopian fiction.[2] The English translation by Shaun Whiteside was published by Cleis Press in 1990.

The novel’s main character is a 40-something woman whose name the reader never learns. She tries to survive a cataclysmic event: while vacationing in a hunting lodge in the Austrian mountains, a transparent wall has been placed that closes her off from the outside world; all life outside the wall appears to have died, possibly in a nuclear event. With a dog, a cow, and a cat as her sole companions, she struggles to survive and to come to terms with the situation. Facing fear and loneliness, she writes an account of her isolation without knowing whether or not anyone will ever read it.

Mika Clemens – dehn – bar – Performance, 2020, 4’08”

Agnes Martin – With my Back to the World

Agnes Bernice Martin (March 22, 1912 – December 16, 2004) was a Canadian-born American abstract painter. Her work has been defined as an “essay in discretion on inward-ness and silence”.[1] Although she is often considered or referred to as a minimalist, Martin considered herself an abstract expressionist.[2][3] She was awarded a National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1998.[4] etc…
Jean-Luc Godard delivers a monologue from Hannah Arendt’s “The Nature of Totalitarianism.”
Francesca Stern Woodman (April 3, 1958 – January 19, 1981) was an American photographer best known for her black and white pictures featuring either herself or female models.
Many of her photographs show women, naked or clothed, blurred (due to movement and long exposure times), merging with their surroundings, or whose faces are obscured.
Her work continues to be the subject of much positive critical attention, years after she died by suicide at the age of 22, in 1981
Armando Reverón (May 10, 1889 – September 17, 1954)[1] was a Venezuelan painter and sculptor, precursor of Arte Povera and considered one of the most important of the 20th century in Latin America. While his mental health deteriorated throughout his life, his artistic abilities remained. His house by the northern coast of Venezuela housed the Reveron Museum, although it was severely damaged by the Vargas mudslides in December 1999. He is the subject of various homages in different media, and is remembered for his “muñecas” or dolls.
Roy Andersson (born 31 March 1943) is a Swedish film director, best known for A Swedish Love Story (1970) and his “Living trilogy,” which includes Songs from the Second Floor(2000), You, the Living (2007) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014).
In Search of Lost Time (FrenchÀ la recherche du temps perdu)—also translated as Remembrance of Things Past—is a novel in seven volumes, written by Marcel Proust (1871–1922). It is considered to be his most prominent work, known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory,
Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.