BORIS NIESLONY & GERHARD DIRMOSER
Performance-Art Context, A0 size map.
Boris Nieslony & Gerhard Dirmoser, Performance Art Context. Courtesy of the artists.
BORIS NIESLONY (born 1945 in Grimma, Germany) is
a performance artist, researcher and archivist based in Cologne. He is the founder
of the ASA Art Service Association, as well as one of the founding members of
the art group Black Market International (BMI).
GERHARD DIRMOSER is an Austrian artist and system
analyst based in Linz, researching primarily semantic networks.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK
shows Performance-Art Context, A0 size map. Over the period of fifteen years, Nieslony
and Dirmoser have been researching material and concluded with a complex semantic
map that shows an impressive amount of visible and invisible connections
between categories, theories, movements, methodologies and more references with
Performance Art. A context of life, social relations, society, arts of
humanities, philosophy, personal identities and body examinations conjure to
about ninety definitions of Performance Art and Performing Arts, through
hundred of names of artists and from literature. The viewer can submerge
him/herself through this map (which comes with a magnifying glass) into a
cosmos of relations and influences.
Boris Nieslony will be present to offer the
viewer the opportunity to continue the map, to add new elements to it, and to
discuss arrangements and relations.
Courtesy of the Artists.
© Venice International Performance Art Week 2012-2014