angora - das signierte wunder Performance/Photography/Video 2013
with Cornelia Hefel, Gernot Kloos, Stefan Geissler und Winfried
The attempt to decipher
collective - and simultaneously - personal history, a process in which
the lines of demarcation between fact,
retrospective construct and/or personal interpretation become
indistinguishable. A research regarding parallels between the art
Bella Angora and La Bella Angora – a female artist, tattooed over the
whole body, who was well known as an attraction at fair grounds
and freak shows in the 20ies.
The comparsion oft these two persons enables an analysation of the life
paths of two women who decided to become an art figure.
A fictitious person, assimilated and lived, with no seperation between
private and professional life. For both the creation process is
only life stages and production phases may be completed.
Starting from the cliché of a fair stall, questions about the
entertainment factor in contemporary (performance) art are asked.
Management strategies within a common art practice meet the artists
attempts of localisation within the cycle of artwork, galleries,
curators and public. In the performance Bella Angora stylizes herself
to a product and generates individual realities due to the
setting up of performative actions.