Ertragen 2004

Botersloot 44a
3011 HH Rotterdam
(near Central Library)

25.03.08 - 30.03.08 : Katharina D. Martin D/NL
Long Shots # 15

Katharina D. Martin : Ertragen : 2004 : Registration of a performance/installation

The place in which the performance takes place is a big space whose floor is covered with worn garments. The gowns, skirts, blouses, sweaters, T-shirts, trousers etc. are folded carefully. Every folded up pile contains clothes for one combination.
Katharina D. Martin and her performance partner (M. Bernsen) confront each other. They begin to unfold the garments and to put them on, one combination at a time. They observe each other briefly and then take off the clothes to throw them heedlessly on the ground. The performance ends when all things have been worn and untidily lie spread out in the room. (performance 6 hrs, registration 1 hr looped)