AT THE TIPS OF YOUR FINGERTIPS (2007)

Featured Long Durational Work

AT THE TIPS OF YOUR FINGERTIPS (2007), ANA PRVACKI

Duration: Eight hours a day for five days

Text by Karina Vahitova
Cover photograph courtesy of the artist
For “At the Tips of Your Fingertips” (2007), performance artist Ana Prvacki used wet wipes to clean paper currency given to her by members of the audience. The artist first performed this piece over the course of two hours. For “Time Becomes Form,” a series of long durational performances curated by Marina Abramovic at Artists Space in 2007, Prvacki performed the piece eight hours a day for five consecutive days. When asked about the experience in a recent interview for IMMATERIAL, Prvacki stated that reperforming "At the Tips of Your Fingertips" in a long durational format caused her to experience the work in a completely new way. View a video about the performance below:

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Photograph by Axel Hoedt

Photograph by Axel Hoedt

In her videos, services, concoctions and drawings, Ana Prvacki uses a gently pedagogical and comedic approach in an attempt to reconcile etiquette and erotics. Her work has been included in many international exhibitions including dOCUMENTA 13, Sydney Biennial 2007, Singapore Biennial 2006, and the Turin Triennale 2005.

She has developed projects for venues and institutions such as the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (Turin), Smart Museum of Art (Chicago), Bloomberg HQ (NYC), Art in General (NYC), Artists Space (NYC), Umoca (Salt Lake City) and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston). She is currently in residency at CCA Singapore. Her website can be found here.