Intervjuer del 3: Presentasjon av deltagerne på Østlandsutstillingen 2015 – Carr og Diez

Presentasjon av kunstnerne Anja Carr og Ute Diez.

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Anja Carr

Anja Carr: Moments (Act7). 2014
Anja Carr: Moments (Act7). 2014

Moments (Act 7)

 Giclée print
(documentation of live-performance) 79x102cm

Anja Carr is showing a photograph from her ongoing series Moments. The large scale series is documentation of Carr’s live-performances that take place inside her intimate and colorful installations. Her handmade costumes transform mass-produced figures from her childhood such as My Little Pony, Pippi Longstocking – or in this case Ninja Turtles – inside an adult world of lusts and dreams. Carr’s works follow a dream-like logic with no set limits between time and space or bodies and objects. She stages herself or others in her performances, such as the bodybuilder in Moments (Act 7), playing the Ninja Turtle video-game from the ‘80s. With simple, some- times repulsive actions, Carr investigates the vulnerable or comical distinctions between genders as well as the child and adult-spheres. With every performance, only one photograph is selected in which the title suggests that the scene is just a fragment from a longer chain of events.


Ute Diez

Ute Diez, 2015 , drawing installation, tegnerforbundet Oslo
Ute Diez, 2015 , drawing installation, tegnerforbundet Oslo

Your thoughts are the community

Font-drawing on wall
Used text: ‘Nicomachean Ethics’ by Aristotle; here ‚about friendship’

Site-specific work allows any room to have potential for artistic decisions. An immediate drawing on the wall is one of the most direct confrontations with the substantive and historical context of a place – like here. The title of this exhibition provokes images of people, places, affiliations and inter- personal relationships, as well as differences and local specificities. The textual basis for the drawing was therefore the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, explicitly his thoughts on the topic of ’friendship‘, which for Aristotle was an important part of a functioning society. Jens Martin Neumann, art historian from Kiel, referred to this as an ’allegorical literacy of the picture.‘ Only at second glance, after stepping close to the image, the drawing process becomes clear and the viewer can read some fragment of words.