Sylvia Schwenk

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Along white lines

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Group Show

2 November to 8 December 2012

Lincoln Arts Project in Waltham, Massachusetts USA

'Insider/Outsider' curated by Sandrine Schaefer features photographs, videos, and other traces of live art pieces originally created in non-art contexts.    

The video work and book from the project Along white lines is being exhibited in this show.

If you are not in Massachusetts but would like to see the film, please click here to see the work.

 
 

 

dada - when up is down

 
Here are some images from the performance dada - when up is down.

This work was performed during the opening of Going Gaga with Dada: A dedication to spontaneity, chaos, innovation and nonsense, curated by Akky van Ogtrop at Brenda May Gallery.

In the performance a group of people - milling around the gallery, talking, looking at the art, eating and drinking - simultaneously ‘limp fell’ and lay on the ground. Sometime later the performers all got up at the same time and continued doing what they were doing before the fall, acting as if nothing unusual had happened.

A special thanks to all those involved.

Click here
to see some of the photos.
 
 
Artforum
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3 October 2012 at 1pm

ANU School of Art Lecture Theatre, Canberra

I have been invited to deliver a lecture about my practice in the context of the theme 'Art & Other Realms'.

The ANU School of Art hosts a regular Art Forum program showcasing the work and research of high profile, highly regarded artists, practitioners, curators and writers.
Other artists curated in this program include: Joan Ross, Josephine Starrs, Tim Johnson.

This lecture will be available on ANU's youtube program in due course.
dada - when up is down

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Performance

Saturday, 25 August

From 4pm

Brenda May Gallery

If you would like to participate in this work, please email me at: mail@sylviaschwenk.com

This new work of participatory performance art is being created as part of a group show Going Gaga with Dada: A dedication to spontaneity, chaos, innovation and nonsense, curated by Akky van Ogtrop.


The performance is obviously dada inspired, so will be silly, fun and serious - all at the same time.

The exhibition includes works by Frank Badur, Joseph Beuys, Erich Buchholz, Max Ernst

 

 

five Prison stories

 

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Solo Exhibition

4 to 28 July 2012

Wednesday, 4 July, 6-8pm

Artereal Gallery, Sydney

five Prison stories is a video work that relays 5 stories about life in prison in a relaxed, private and almost humorous way. This video is from a body of work called Sometimes awful things have their own kind of beauty.

If you are not in Sydney but would like to see the film, please click here for a 1 minute preview of the work.

 

Along white lines

 

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Solo Exhibition

16 June to 21 July 2012

Saturday, 16 June, 12-5pm

dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne

Along white lines is a project that joins art with sport and community. This work was performed by over 400 people during half time at the NTFA Grand Final at Aurora Football Stadium, Launceston, Australia in September 2011. This exhibition re-presents aspects of the project for your viewing pleasure.

If you are not in Melbourne, but would like to see a 2 minute preview of the video work, please click here.

Book launch

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Book launch: Along white lines

16 June to 21 July 2012

dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne

This 40 page colour book with over 30 photographs re-tells the story of Along white lines. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at dianne tanzer gallery + projects, this book includes an essay by Andrew Frost, the art critic, writer and television broadcaster.

This book is available from all bookshops (ISBN 978-0-9872673-1-3) or you can email me.

Here is an extract from the book.

Extract from Book 'Along with lines', 2012 .pdf Extract from Book 'Along with lines', 2012 .pdf
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birds and clouds from one life to another

 

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Solo Exhibition

29 April to 25 May 2012

Sunday, 29 April, 4-6pm at Dynamo Expo

Dynamo Expo Gallery, Enschede, Holland and

Het-Loket\Perron 1\MIKC Gallery Delden, Holland

In July 2011, over 300 people came together on the German/Dutch border town of Bad Bentheim to watch and participate in birds and clouds from one life to another, an art project conceived and created by Sylvia Schwenk and Nikola Dicke. This project was commissioned by the European Union's Grenswerte Program.

These exhibitions include videos, interactive installations, sculptures and photographs that re-present the project for your viewing pleasure.

I will be at the exhibition via skype from 16:30 until 17:00 on Sunday 29 April. Look forward to seeing you.

If you can't come to the opening - here is a preview of some of the works.

Book launch

 

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Book launch: birds and clouds from one life to another

Sunday, 29 April, 4-6pm

Dynamo Expo Gallery, Enschede, Holland

This 50 page colour book wtih over 30 photographs re-tells the story of birds and clouds from one life to another. Published by the Grenswerte Program, this book includes an essay by Florian Waldvogel, the Director of the Hamburger Kunstverein, notes from participants, diagrams and origami crane folding instructions.

This book is available from all bookshops (ISBN 978-0-9872673-0-6) or you can email me.

Here is an extract from the book.

The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge Festival

 

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The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge Film Festival

9 to 19 February 2012, from 6pm until late

My work will be screened on 11 February between 10 and 11pm

Naherholung Sternchen Berolinastraße 7 10178 Berlin, Mitte

An international festival for contemporary media and film

If you are not in Berlin but would like to see the film, please click here (but only until the end of the Festival).

In silence and movement       you can see the reflection of people

 

 

In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people was commissioned as part of ‘Art Month’ in Sydney 2011 and was first performed in March on the lawns of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

This work is the subject of two essays that will be included in upcoming publications in: Emergency INDEX (New York: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), and Practical tests. Projects which communicate art to the public (Schöppingen: Forum für Kunstvermittlung, 2012).