Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman have been working together since 2010 as [ RED BIND ].
As visual artists working with performance, video, sound and photography, they analyze the confrontation to otherness and its inter-thematic with subjects such as : social yokes ; dominant/dominated relationships ; codes and what happens to them out of their context ; gender and its limits and ambiguities ; issues of the double and of the multiple characters under a single skin ; or yet the identity, status and image of Woman.
They have shown video works at several international venues including the Prince Charles Cinema in London, United Kingdom (Nov. 2011) ; the CAM | Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Italy (March 2012) ; the University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain (June 2012) ; the Faculty of Arts, Timisoara, Romania (Oct. 2012) ; the Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia (Oct. 2012) ; the Fundação Oriente, Macau, China (Dec. 2012) ; the Mori+Stein Gallery, London, United Kingdom (Jan. 2013) ; the SAZMANAB Platform for Contemporary Arts, Teheran, Iran (Feb. 2013) ; the Goethe Institut, Toulouse, France (March 2013) ; Videotage, Hong Kong (April 2013) ; the Contemporary Art Museum of Wroclaw, Poland (April 2013), and the Museum of Art of Łódź, Poland (June 2013).
In the realm of performance, they have performed at venues including the NUIT BLANCHE 2013 | 5th edition of FRASQ (Oct. 2013) and IRL Performances (Jan. 2013) in Paris ; the Traverse Video Festival, Toulouse, France (March 2013) ; MPA | Month of Performance Art, Berlin (May 2012) ; ARENA... of the young Arts | International Theatre Festival, Erlangen, Germany (July 2012) ; the Lower Polk Art Walk and many Art galleries in San Francisco, United States (Nov. 2012); the ATHENS Video Art Festival | International Festival of Digital Arts & New Media, Athens, Greece (June 2013), and IMAF 2013 | 15th International Multimedial Art Festival, in Serbia (Sept. 2013).
Their performance [ ACANTHESTHESIA ] has been rewarded with the ARENA... of the young Arts Co-Production Prize (July 2012, Erlangen, Germany).
They currently live and work in Toulouse, France.
[ RED BIND - Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman ]