Monday, June 29, 2009

Monument of Myself

A piece of simple cloth that measures twice my height has my name written at the top. I am working this summer during my travels to unravel this cloth thread by thread. Shown here is the first sitting of this piece, done In Venice. I sat for 3-4 hours and got through about a foot of the cloth. This work is the closest to getting arrested I have come on this trip. The people who run the business in the building near where I was working called the police who showed up and said that they would arrest me if I did not leave.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Jump Rope

This piece enlisted the help of Jackie Capozzoli and Maria Belan. In white Dresses and gloves we played jump rope and drank red prosecco. We are hoping to restage this piece and get some excellent video footage of it, so please check back later for video.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sweeping the Arsenale

This piece consisted of cleaning, or at least sweeping, the Arsenale at the 53rd Venice Biennale until the interference of the exhibition's security. On being told to stop the swiffer broom was left in the front corner of the Arsenale, creating the first sculpture of the exhibit.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Moving Water

In this piece the artist used a bath towel to move water from one side of a bridge to another, absorbing the water on one side, hoisting it up and carrying it nestled up against her body to the other side of the bridge where she wrung out the towel and the water that it carried rejoined the canal.

Art Happened Here

This Blog has been set up to record and track the performances of artist Anna Trier. The initial works for this blog will be conducted in Venice Italy in June 2009. At the sight of every performance posters will be left to mark where art happened and to direct passers by to this blog where they can find documentation of a work of art that happened in a place where they once stood. This practice of creating “historical” documentation of an art event and sense of myth are the central focus to this body of work but each individual piece of art work can be seen, experienced and understood on its own.