Peter Kowald Gesellschaft/ort e.V.

Luisenstraße 116
42103 Wuppertal

Am 11. Oktober 2013 führt das Kulturbüro in Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Galerien und Veranstaltungsorten die 3. Wuppertaler PerformanceNacht durch. Mit 7 bis 10 Performances an einem Abend wird dieser Kunstgattung eine Plattform geboten.

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Alexandra Zierle and Paul Carter's collaborative work is interdisciplinary, multi-sensory and site and context responsive spanning from live art/performance art, happenings and interventions, to sound, video and installation. Through their practice, Zierle & Carter critically examine different modes of communication and what it means to be human both as individuals and as a collective entity. Their work addresses notions of belonging, cultural identity, the dynamics within relationships, harmony through conflict and the transformation of limitations.

Rooted in a fine art context their work adopts a simple yet rich visual aesthetic, which employs various approaches and guises. The work fundamentally explores societys conventions, traditions and rituals both old and new, often flipping them on their head, peeling them back, reversing orders and disrupting the norm. Zierle and Carter's work sites an embodied investigation into human interactions with their immediate environment and exemplifies a profound curiosity of the unknown, the void, of embodiment, and the now.

At times charged with raw unedited energy and at others, sensitive, composed and sincere, their work initiates contemplation and prompts us to reconsider the way we perceive the foundations that our society and individual realities are based upon. Their work acts as an invitation to venture into the spaces that lie in-between the external and internal, the permanent and transient, the spoken and unheard.