Mierle Laderman Ukeles | Touch Sanitation Performance: Fresh Kills Landfill, 1977-80 | © Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
Video artist Angela Melitopoulos, whose artistic works have examined the possibilities of the moving image in relation to the working of memory and conceptions of history, presents “Möglichkeitsraum“ (The Blast of the Possible), a temporary set designed as an extended post-production studio. Here the montage of video and film archives, belonging to the history of activist media, becomes a performative live process. Three curators / archivists engage in a dialogue with the artist while presenting their archives and research.
Feminism and Performance Art with Bettina Knaup
The video archive of the exhibition “re.act.feminism – performance art of the 1960s & 70s today” (curated by Bettina Knaup and Beatrice E. Stammer, 2008) includes documentations of feminist performances from the 1960s and 1970s and their contemporary “re-enactments”.