IFFTI Florence, Italy + EYE Film Museum (2015) + Venice Architecture Biennal, Italy (2016)

Reframing Conventions

Live-performance + time lapse video + installation
Duration: 8 hours
2013


‘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.

While researching current conventions within the “boring”, standard office space in 2012, I funneled my research towards the first and most common human action there: the act of sitting. The first thing we do after arriving at the office is take a seat behind our desks. We even relax nowadays by sitting down and playing with our digital devices. After research I discovered that when we sit 8-11 hours a day, we have a till 40% increased chance on a premature death. An (office) workday in the Netherlands is usually 8-hours.

Thus, I experienced what it feels like to sit on the same chair for eight hours without practicing any other action. Becoming aware of the body and my bodily conditioning are fundamental pillars.

* My sitting time: 10.00 – 18.00 o’ clock.

Exhibition work, click here to see the time lapse.

reframing conventions in photo fragments by lisette ros

INSTALLATION AND LIVE PERFORMANCE, ITALY
I created a new installation and added an extra value within my space that was located in the beautiful, historical Opera di Santa Croce in the old city centre of Florence. As always, the realization of my installation and performance was guided by the space and architecture that was available.

I made a combination between the original performance and the video in dialogue with the real; the exact same situation and live performance. I added an interactive part in which there was the option for visitors to come sit with me, on the opposite side of the ticking clock. In attempt to let people really feel within their bodies what it feels like to sit down. Confrontation via me.

Amongst others like Diane Pernet, Patrick de Muynck and Jane Rapley, I was also part of the last ‘In conversation with’ panel discussion about fashion, design and education. Watch the compilation here.

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EYE X MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI EXHIBITION
For the opening of the exhibition about Michelangelo Antonioni at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, I specifically focused on boredom and the experience of time to this existing concept. In advance, I got interviewed by the EYE EXPOSED team. Read the full interview here [sorry, only in Dutch]. 

Artist Lisette Ros in an article of EYE Exposed by EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam.

© Lisette Ros