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A Series of Performances. With Nina Beier, Pierre Huyghe, Reto Pulfer, Alexandre Singh and Jack Strange (15 Oct 2009)

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Nina Beier (b. 1976, Aarhus, Denmark)
Beier presents the work Performer Performing Performance: an understudy for a part in a play taking place at a theater nearby, comes to the gallery to perform his/her lines, in time with the play being performed at the theater.

Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962, Paris, France)
For Silence Score, Pierre Huyghe transcribed an original recording from 1952 of the ambient noises heard during John Cage’s seminal work 4’33” into a musical score. Cage’s musical experiment, also known as Silence, is ironically translated into a sound performance and will be presented to the public for the first time.

Reto Pulfer (b.1981, Bern, Switzerland)
Reto Pulfer’s performances are the vivid exteriorisation of an intense creative process. The structures he sets in place and his technical versatility allow for a direct connection with the audience and for a full exploration of art’s diverse possibilities of expression and communication.

Alexandre Singh (b.1980, Bordeaux, France)
Currently based in New York, Alexandre Singh explores a variety of media and exhibition formats, working with collages, installations and performances. In his work he often combines elements of reality with fiction, reassessing historical and narrative conventions and questioning systems of knowledge and interpretation.

Jack Strange (b. 1984, Brighton,  UK)
Jack Strange uses the common and the banal as strategies to convey and disrupt meanings. Recently graduated from London’s Slade School of Art, Strange has produced a variety of sculptures, videos, works on paper and photographs all characterised by his sardonic yet direct approach.

This project is curated by Vincent Honoré, Director and Curator, DRAF.

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  • Courtesy Alexandre Singh
    1/2Courtesy Alexandre Singh
  • Courtesy Pierre Huyghe
    2/2Courtesy Pierre Huyghe