Video Documentation

Twins & Lovers
Performance Alicia Frankovich

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The event was part of the exhibition Alicia Frankovich – OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND , on view from February 18 – April 9, 2017 at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf. The presentation of the video documentation is part of our endeavour to activate the Kunstverein’s new website not only as an archive, but as much as a site of participation, debate and production. In addition to announcements of events and exhibitions, it will offer documentations, ephemera, archive records as well as new artistic productions from the Kunstverein’s long history.

Twins & Lovers is a performance by Alicia Frankovich that explores the idea of doubling and multiplicity as ways to address relationships, embodiments and potentials for change for individuals within groups. All doublings contain and foreground differences, here these dialogues and relations are produced and dissolve. We are always situated in relation to one another. Frankovich draws languages and images from within artworks in her exhibition OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND and surrounding research, that here manifest through social gathering and choreography, a shared or inter-related principal of organizing offering scope for collective gathering and transformation. This live encounter engages in the temporal exhibition experience the artist presents in OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND, adding the materiality of live bodies to the situation. In this performance the performers’ movements and relations to each other echo the choreographies, forms and visual rhythms of the other components of the exhibition, drawing out the doublings and resonances that are rife in the imagery and objects. It is in these doublings, of images, twins, and lovers that the difference and inter-connections among the bodies and forms are entangled and celebrated.

Performers: Isabella Fürnkäs, Alex Heilbron, Moritz Krauth, Ben Marvin, Zorah Wychlacz
Camera: Roman Szczesny