Red Bind

Photo by Gloria Liccioli

Photograph by Gloria Liccioli.

Photo by Prabhesh Kumar Sharma.

Photograph by Prabhesh Kumar Sharma.

WHEN / WHERE

September 17th / Saturday / 19:00-20:00
Gallery “POST”, Laisvės ave. 51A.

September 18th / Sunday / 17:00-18:00
Fountain in Laisvės ave., S. Daukanto str. 18.

About

French artists Gilivanka KEDZIOR et Barbara FRIEDMAN have been working together since 2010 as Red Bind. Through performance, video, sound and photography, they analyze the confrontation to otherness and its inter-thematic with subjects such as: social yokes; dominant/dominated relationships; codes and what happens to them out of their context; gender and its limits and ambiguities; issues of the double and of the multiple characters under a single skin; or yet the identity, status and image of Woman.

Recent performances and exhibitions include the 1st Morning Hills Performance Art Biennale, Kurukshetra & Chandigarh (India); the 15th OPEN International Performance Art Festival and ART NOW Live Tour, Beijing (China); 15th & 17th International Multimedial Art Festival, Novi Sad (Serbia); Month of Performance Art-Berlin (Germany) ; Athens Video Art Festival 2013, Athens (Greece); the Lower Polk Art Walk, San Francisco (United States); AFIAC 2015 ‘Des artistes chez l’habitant’ 16ème édition, Fiac (France) and the NUIT BLANCHE 2013 | 5th Edition of FRASQ, Paris (France) and others.

Concept

“Our performances appear as time suspensions, as strange enclaves in the apparent rationality of everyday life, as no man’s lands located at the breaking point of social conventions. Our actions, with a strong cathartic dimension, are deliberately ambiguous and paradoxical. Deeply tinged with a “Disturbing Strangeness” (Das Unheimliche), they question the strength of paradoxes, the contradictions, tensions and ambivalences of the human soul and allow a plural and hypothetical interpretation.” They crystallize the notion of “Double Bind” and its effects on communication deficiencies at the origin of many individual pathologies. Finally, they study the limits, in all their meanings, as well as their porosity.