Screening | Long Durational Work from IMMATERIAL

  • Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Athina, 118 54 Greece

THE AWAKENING: A (RE)PERFORMANCE (2012), JAMES MURRAY

12-8 pm – 1F

LONG DURATIONAL WORK FROM IMMATERIAL        

Videos courtesy of the artists

 

In 2014, MAI launched its digital journal called IMMATERIAL, which featured interviews with artists, scientists, and thinkers, and highlighted durational works from artists around the world. New selections of the documentation from these works are shown in this collection.

 

Ana Prvacki

b. Pančevo, former Yugoslavia (Serbia),

The Money Mountain (2008)

 

For The Money Mountain (2008), Ana Prvacki used wet wipes to clean paper currency given to her by members of the audience in an installation consisted of piles of moneybags.

 

James Murray

b. United States

The Awakening: A (re)Performance (2012)

 

The Awakening: A (re)Performance is a twelve hour flagging dance created using a single strobe light, documented with a single video camera, and recorded for playback within the gallery.

 

Yingmei Duan

b. China

Sleeping in Van Gogh Museum (2005)

 

During the exhibition, Duan sleeps daily on a shelf in the space from 10am till 6pm for one week. She is wearing pajamas and sometimes appears as if she is sleepwalking or moving unconsciously.

 

Abigail Levine

b. United States

Refrain (2013)

 

Abigail Levine creates a cyclical choreography through the repeated writing of a phrase. These danced refrains produce visual documents that trade legibility for physical accumulation, expanding the original phrases through imperfect repetition.

 

Holly Victoria Matthews

b. United Kingdom

Durational Drawings (2015-Ongoing)

 

To make physical through drawing her internal language and to attempt to capture all conscious impressions that occur during the creation of each drawing; visual, auditory, physical experience, associative thought and subliminal connections.

 

Nezaket Ekici

b. Turkey

Border Inside (2011)

 

In this video-performance she chews one after the other and glue the chewing gums on the glass. During the process, the American flag is developed and ends when the flag is done.

 

Snežana Golubović

b. Serbia

Counting (2005)

 

Golubović counted her own hair in a performance has been realized 17 times, each time varying in duration. The first performance in Avignon was the longest, occurring over six hours with 7,046 strands of the artist’s hair counted.