ANGELA ANZI
AIAIA

July 01, 2020 - August 01, 2021

AIAIA (2021) - the onomatopoeic title of the new work by Angela Anzi (*1981 in Lucerne) goes back to Greek mythology and stands for a mythical place: the wooded island of the sorceress Kirke. In its onomatopoeic quality and formal characteristics, it anticipates what Anzi wishes to explore in her installation with performance: the multimodally organised interaction between image, object, performance and sound. Through sound, noise and human interaction, multiple transformations take place during the performance act. Objects per se change, relationships and relations appear in a new light, one's own perception becomes part of the artist’s work.

 

Massive, sometimes larger-than-life wooden, ceramic and aluminium objects attached to ceilings and walls, silver foil, fabrics, coloured chalk and graphite on paper. With diverse materials, the artist develops sculptural landscapes, and scenes, a fictitious archaeological site in AIAIA so to say – a panorama of past histories and seemingly long extinct actions. The installation as well as the objects are characterised by non-referential forms and draw all their power from the indefinable as well as the mysterious. 

 

Through sound, movement, touch and noise, Anzi provokes material and medial transformations in her performance; the objects merge with each other, begin to interact, constituting their own microcosm of new conditions and forms of being. A new ephemeral world full of atmospheric twists and turns, carried by fleeting beauty, oppressive moments and perceptual-aesthetic intensity, rises for the viewer from the place of past events.

 

Angela Anzi studied at University of Fine Arts in Hamburg and at Goldsmith University in London, specialising in time-related media. Parallel to the exhibition AIAIA, her impressive installation Assistance to Objects 2 (2015 / 2017 / 2021) is displayed in the exhibition OUT OF SPACE at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. Previously, her work has been shown at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei, the Accademia Albertina in Turin, the Deichtorhallen (Falckenberg Collection) in Hamburg and the Aargauer Kunsthaus, among others.

 

Performances:

 

15 July at 7:30 pm 

16 July at 6:30 pm

17 July at 6:30 pm 

18 July at 6:30 pm

31 July at 5:00 pm – Closing event

 

The number of visitors for each performance is limited. We kindly ask you to register.