Anna Kosarewska : "Redirecting through".
Performance executed at the Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Further details (link).
Anna Kosarewska (b. 1986) is Polish/Ukrainian artist based in Warsaw. In her visual & performance works she is dedicated to socio-cultural challenges, activism, projects with local communities, site specific projects and topics such as consumption, globalization and responsibility.
At the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Anna Kosarewska performance artist presented the live duration performance Redirecting through (2016). The bodies, as well as geographical borders, have many unspeakable issues. Changing roles (social, gender, political) in the borderland situation create a crash of identity. Long-standing questions about nation and border issues exist much longer then one human life. These games could also be played on one particular female body. To be an Ukrainian woman means: to consist of mixed blood and genes of few nations, to speak the language of the invaders, to be born in a country that is no longer existing, to be raised under the pressure of power, and to fight with authorities. The performance is based on the artist's personal experience of fragility of the body, through a mapping of family memories and everyday corporeal practices. It also inquires how time and duration impacts on the perception of borders and creates the fragility of the body.