COME IF YOU DARE

2018

This work consists of a drawing and a video documenting a dance performance. I had given the dancer, Olivia Lecomte, the task of creating a dance performance as an interpretation of my drawing. The idea of dancing based on a figure, a diagram or a 'graph' harks back to historic dance notations. My drawing, on the other hand, is an interpretation of a 16th century Italian copper plate engraving, which was explicitly made as an ornamental model for architects and artists and itself draws from older models. I am interested in engaging with art history in such a way as to make the cultural principles of appropriation, interpretation, and reinterpretation visible.

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barbara.hennig@bluewin.ch

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All text and image rights are, unless otherwise noted, enclosed by the artist; Luzern 2018