AGAIN AUDIENCE  |  Again Audience Performance


Medienturm Graz 2012, photo: Johanna Glösl

In her performance and installation Again Audience, Carola Dertnig explores the potential of actions and therein follows Walthers anti-essential approach to some extent. Dertnig goes back to A. M. Rodchenko study of a Workers' Tribune from the 1920s which was conceived as part of an unrealized Workers Club in the USSR. Rodchenko pursued the creation of a space for education and participation around artistic, social and political ideas. Dertnig redesigns Rodchenko`s tribune as a freestanding and mobile speaker’s stage, which can be folded up. The extendible size of the scissor fence determines the spatial presence of the performance. In the frame of a live performance on the nearby public place „Hier ist Platz“ (Here is space), the artist enters the stage and speaks from there. After this she carries the stage together with the audience into the exhibition space where it is collectively reinstalled. The way of the stage's utilization implicates a transition of performative and political practices to daily routine.