Neue Arbeiten aus dem „Body Archive“
22. April – 2. Juni 2017
Eröffnung: Freitag, 21. April, 19-21 Uhr
Die Künstlerin ist anwesend
New works from „The Body Archive“
Paper sculptures, drawings,
April 22 – June 2, 2017
Opening: Friday, April 21, 7 – 9 pm
The artist will be present
Lindy Annis has been presenting new excerpts from her long term project ‚The Body Archive‘, investigating emotional bodily gestures, on an ongoing basis since 2001. In the exhibition she presents for the first time a comprehensive installation of paper sculptures, the „Simple Souls“. These are countless of horizontally and vertically grouped tiny human bodies as cut off from those events that are moving us so much today. Each of them, whether dancing, struggling, fleeing, falling, is unique in its gestural power. Drawings, portraits and smaller compositions complete this overall picture. A special feature is the performance „Frankenstein – A Paper Piece“ (April 28 at Gallery Weekend). Here the artist has sought to create to original texts from Mary Shelley’s novel an artificial body from memories and emotions. A creature recrated in white paper is the result of this impressive act of research and transformation – reflection of man uprising against fear, desperation, loneliness.
Lindy Annis, born in Boston in 1960, has lived in Berlin since 1985. She has presented over 50 performances and theatrical installations, including productions such as „The Paternoster Trilogy (1990-92), „Salome 7 „(1999), “ the feminine figures: The Encyclopedia of Tragic Attitudes“ (2002/2011), „Lady Hamilton’s Attitudes“ (2004), „Warburg’s Memo“ (2008), often in collaboration with artists such as Antonia Baehr, Xavier Le Roy, Frieder Butzmann, Lucile Desamory, Nicholas Bussmann, Hans Peter Kuhn.