As part of the DAZ exhibition A SPACE IS A SPACE IS A SPACE which is curated by Agnès Violeau there will be a performance by Dennis Rudolph on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. Born in Berlin in 1979, the Berlin and Los Angeles based artist presents a “public apology” projected live into the exhibition. He explains:
“Some of you know of the portal project in California City and some of you even have been involved in some way or the other. Some of you might have been estranged of how and where I chose to take the portal project or where it chose to take me. Many of you have supported me never the less and put their trust in me, even though, today, every one of you has good reason to be critical of me.
Dennis Rudolph has been working on the public art project The portal, a gateway between heaven and hell in California City, CA, USA, since 2012. The project is in a severe crisis. On Thursday, Sept 24, 7pm, in A SPACE IS A SPACE IS A SPACE Rudolph will give a public apology concerning his own critical position within the project.
To have the chance to speak directly to the people who have been closely involved with the project, Rudolph wants to create a separated intimate space for his performance which is exclusive. The speech can be seen live simultaneously on a flat screen in the main exhibition room without personal invitation. By creating a space within the space that is exclusive and public at the same time Rudolph tries to locate the paradoxical thresholds of a society that is working on the denial of all thresholds including in particular the very last one.”
A SPACE IS A SPACE IS A SPACE is a performative and narrative exhibition conceived by three curators – Karima Boudou, Céline Poulin, Agnès Violeau – to probe notions of social context, public space and performance as possible discursive platforms. It is a project by the Bureau des arts plastiques et de l’architecture of the Institut français and DAZ and it questions “How to rethink space and matter?”
Ausstellung A SPACE IS A SPACE IS A SPACE