One More Day In Bed Should Do It
by Ivan Civic & Alisa Margolis
Tuesday June 22 – Saturday June 27th, 15:00 – 21:00 daily
Studio 15 (enter from right rear of building)
Akademie Schloss Solitude
This durational performance explores the shared thematics and concerns of Ivan Civic and Alisa Margolis, both current Visual Arts fellows at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Ivan Civic’s interdisciplinary practice is grounded in durational performance, in which gesture and concentration materialize an image/action/sculpture. The paintings of Alisa Margolis work both within and against the traditions and conventions of painting, often overwrought and overwhelming, questioning the possibility of a contemporary sublime. Both share a fascination for mass culture imagery, for the resonance and potency of horror films, luxury items, and glamour stars.
Through painting a performance and performing a painting, working between process and result, the two artists will publicly produce /perform a new piece each day over the five days, which the public is invited to witness.
At an ending point of each day, they will manipulate each other's work »as a gesture of faith and trust in each other's taste, vision and touch – the artist’s attempt to let go of the ego,« (Civic) with the ideal of merging the two practices into one work.