2018 器·Haus空间艺术家驻留计划 Organhaus Art Space Artists Residency Project
：郭盈秀、楊柳（VAGA Body & Multimedia Experimental Group）
特別藝術家來賓 Special Artist Guest：Ella Becker（德國）
開幕暨行為演出 Opening And Performance：2018/3/25 19:30
Artist talk + open studio Ella Becker: 15:30
重庆 大渡口区 黄桷坪126号 器·Haus空间一号展厅（501艺术基地一楼）No.126 Huang Jueping Street, Jiu Longpo District, Chongqing, China
About my participation:
On my first day at the artist residency in Chongqing I met the Vaga artist duo. They were the other guest artists and we would share a flat and a studio for a month. Quickly we began to engage in deep conversations about identity and I decided to do a work based on one of their performative concepts. In their videos you will see a splitscreen with a stream of photos on both sides. They approach each other on a street. First you won´t see anything except a street but when they come closer, step by step, the other person with the camera appears on the screen.
Last autumn I got rid of my flat, my studio and nearly all my belongings except some clothes and my work. I started a journey alone that brought me to six countries so far. At this stage of my life I have a special approach to the question of identity.
Who am I without the frame of society (of my home country) and without everyday routine? What does a person really need? When does free become loose? What is home? Can I be home to myself?
In my version of the performance I come closer to a steady cam that is constantly taking pictures of this process and I eventually close my eyes for the last steps.
In the second performance I stand still with eyes closed on a sidewalk in Huang Jue Ping, where our residency is located in Chongqing. The camera approaches me from far, while people walk by. Intense minutes of insecurity and trust in a stranger, deliberately blind for some minutes that stretched to eternity.
I am looking forward to the opening. If in Chongqing, come by for the full Vaga experience!
This residency was made possible with funding from Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Dresden.