- About WHITE MARKET
- Royal Pleasures, Darmstadt
- Cabbage Heads, Brighton UK
- Still Life with Cabbage, Brighton UK
- Auction of the Trophies, Darmstadt
- Trophäen/Trophies, Darmstadt Germany
- [not] performing artist, Venice Italy
- Liquidation at the Klohäuschen, Munich Germany
- Market Stall, International Fruit Market, Munich
- The Tower of Babylon, Munich Germany
- grenzArt Part 02, Kirschau Germany
- WM Workshop, Berlin Germany
- Guests at Café 'Loretta', Munich Germany
- On tour at the Gasteig, Munich Germany
- Something Useful, Underground Station 'University', Munich Germany
- Between Activism and Reflection, Munich Germany
- WM business development
Between Activism and Reflection, Munich Germany
Lecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich
Thursday 29th November 2009, 7pm
Lecture Theatre, The New Building
Supported by the Student Union of the Academy
The artists Dorothea Seror and Claudia Kappenberg introduce the project WHITE MARKET. Using examples of their own work they discuss the principles and of the project and reflect on the value systems that are put into question.
With a short performative intervention they demonstrate the use of materials of the everyday and processes of decontextualisation.
The performers hollow out three loaves of bread and slip their hands inside the breads, sharing one loaf between them. With one gesture they raise their arms lifting the three breads above their heads and place them back on the tables. The empty bread loaves are then filled with leaves, bits of lawn and torn pages of newspaper, in the process of which they become oversized sandwiches that will not be consumed.
The materials used for this intervention are borrowed from the everyday much like the processes and gestures. The interventions resemble familiar processes but invert and subvert notions of productivity and purpose. What is presented appears useless even though it acquires another kind of usage. What might appear meaningless resists new meaning.
Duration of the performativen intervention: 10 min
Equipment: three loaves of bread, autumn leaves, bits of lawn, torn pages of newspaper, two knives
Photos: Tom Gonsior