Reframing Conventions during Quarantine (2020)

Reframing ConventionsHotel Mariakapel
Live-performance intervention + 8-hour live stream
Duration: 8 hours

Reframing Conventions is about the act of sitting, resulting in a performance piece where the artist solely sits down for 8 hours on the same chair, without performing any other human action. During the COVID-outbreak, this research into the act of sitting has gained another layer. Therefore, Ros started to revise this work. Same relevance, different context. 

This is the third guerrilla performance of this work during the intelligent lockdown in The Netherlands (01-05-2020).

Below: 8-Hour live stream video at Hotel Maria Kapel, the Netherlands (01-05-2020). This work is part of the exhibition ‘Corona in de Stad’ at Amsterdam Museum, NL.

Reframing Conventions during Quarantine at Hotel Mariakapel by artist Lisette Ros

1. I started the relaunch by doing this 8-hour sitting performance again, imprisoned in my own apartment, in quarantine, at the start of the outbreak of the Corona virus in Amsterdam

2. The second performance I did was my guerrilla intervention somewhere in Amsterdam-South, outside; taking matters in my own hands by exhibiting myself, the arts and my work. This added another political and societal layer. Especially when I got sent away by a security guard after six hours of sitting. This is exactly what the arts and us artists have to cope with by just trying to do our work! (22-04-2020).

© Stop motion video by Lisette Ros
© Photos by Babette Meyer
© Podcast by Peim van der Sloot
© Lisette Ros