Live-performance + time lapse video + installation
Duration: 8 hours
Reframing Conventions was selected for the IFFTI Polimoda Conference 2015, held in Florence, Italy, and in 2016 in Venice, Italy during the Venice Architecture Biennal.
This work is about the plain office space and the act of sitting. The first thing a person does after arriving at the office is take a seat behind its desk. People relax nowadays by sitting down and playing with digital devices. Research pointed out that when human beings sit 8-11 hours a day, they have a till 40% increased chance on a premature death. An (office) workday in the Netherlands is usually 8-hours. The aim of the performance was to research the convention of sitting as a part of INTERVENING SPACE.
In this time lapse video and live performance, the artist experiences what it feels like to sit on the same chair for eight hours straight, without practicing any other action. Becoming aware of the body and the bodily conditioning are fundamental pillars.
* Sitting time: 10.00 – 18.00 o’ clock.
Exhibition work, click here to see the time lapse.
INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE ELEMENT AND LIVE PERFORMANCE, ITALY
The space is located in the beautiful, historical Opera di Santa Croce in the old city centre of Florence.
Amongst others like Diane Pernet, Patrick de Muynck and Jane Rapley, Lisette Ros was also part of the last ‘In conversation with’ panel discussion about fashion, design and education. Watch the compilation here.
LISETTE ROS X EYE FILM MUSEUM X MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI EXHIBITION
Reframing Conventions was performed live at the opening of the Antonioni exhibition.
Read the full interview here [sorry, only in Dutch].
© Lisette Ros