Andrea Zittel, Walking Patterns,12 December 2009, 7 p.m., performance, NUMBER THREE: HERE AND NOW, JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION, Duesseldorf

Andrea Zittel primarily works with objects, installations and wall-mounted models. Her artistic career began with the furniture she designed to suit her needs and fit into her cramped New York City apartment. In her quest for organisation systems in all areas of life, the artist regards herself as an explorer and test subject of sorts: She observes and subjects herself in her daily routine and to certain situations to find out how living conditions, possession, behaviour and views can change a person.

In 1991 Zittel launched the A-Z enterprise, an “institute of investigative living“ for which she designs and produces furniture, clothes and various objects and articles of daily use. Her interest in the relationship between space and time has also led her to explore the medium of dance. Her performances are very short, governed by strict rules and their choreography often recalls parades or processions. The dancers execute simple sequences of steps, which are based, for example in “Walking Patterns“ (2009), on a decorative element such as a crochet pattern.

Programme

27.10.2009    Andrea Fraser
27.11.2009    Marina Abramović, Eunhye Hwang, Ragnar Kjartansson, Nico Vascellari
28.11.2009    WW in concert
12.12.2009    Andrea Zittel
18.12.2009    Dara Friedman
09.01.2010    Xavier Le Roy
22.01.2010    Bert Didillon, Stefan Ettlinger, Andreas Korte, Cornelius Quabeck, Sven Vieweg
06.02.2010    Christian Jankowski
27.02.2010    Jérôme Bel, Eva Meyer-Keller
13.03.2010    Sharon Hayes
26.03.2010    Keren Cytter, Michalis Nicolaides, Annette Sonnewend & Michael Strasser (Cie. Agar Agar)
09.04.2010    Jimmy Robert, Saskia de Keyser, Emma Hedditch, Ian White
24.04.2010    Jen DeNike
14.05.2010    Manuel Graf
28.05.2010    Joan Jonas
05.06.2010    Tino Sehgal
12.06.2010    Tino Sehgal
18.06.2010    Tris Vonna-Michell
19.06.2010    Tino Sehgal
26.06.2010    Tino Sehgal
03.07.2010    Allora & Calzadilla
10.07.2010    Allora & Calzadilla
16.07.2010    Simon Fujiwara
17.07.2010    Allora & Calzadilla
24.07.2010    Allora & Calzadilla
29.07.2010    John Bock

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