Melbourne-based artist Anastasia Klose performs The Re-living Room (2012) as part of the annual Primavera Exhibition 04 Oct – 02 Dec, 2012 held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia The Rocks, Sydney.

Sarah Jane Pell visits the MCA Gallery and films Anastasia Klose performing inside a custom-built room cut into the exhibition wall in which she is re-enacting a two-month period of unemployment, watching television, eating junk food and dancing to music video clips...

Freelance "a.k.a. unemployed" artist-researcher Dr. Sarah Jane Pell (also accustomed to performing public endurance works - usually behind glass, underwater or in confined spaces - examining extreme performance as live-art-lab experiments) begins to document Anastasia performing her arm-chair karaoke-dance diva routine – capturing the wall-mounted TV screening the inspirational music video clips and ambient lighting from the disco ball – through the window in the wall which reflects Pell’s own voyeuristic reflection. Another visitor to the gallery, John Cawley begins to film Pell, filming Klose and the two conspire to upload the re-re-visions of the performance for all to view.

Klose enthusiastically endorsed our idea and so I am interested to learn what will it mean if a re-mixed music video performance is screened during the Primavera exhibition? I wonder how the collaborative discussions will proceed with John Cawley too and what will happen once Klose has practiced Kate Bush "Wuthering Heights" every day for two more months….wow! Look out!

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