Rahman Hak-Hagir - RÉPARATION 01 | Alchimia (2015)
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ABOUT: On 7th march 2015, austrian artist RAHMAN HAK-HAGIR invited his audience at Galerie ALCHIMIA in Dijon (France) to reflect on the principles of codes of honour by performing a classical duel situation. In history duels were fought not so much to kill the opponent as to gain “satisfaction”, that is, to restore one’s honour by demonstrating a willingness to risk one’s life for it.
During the start of his performance RÉPARATION for ITALIART 2015, the artist adressed „formal“ insults to the spectators; to provide them with an individual CASUS BELLI (Latin: An act or event that provokes or is used to justify war“).
Between 7th and 11th march, RAHMAN HAK-HAGIR and his co performer STEFAN FRAUNBERGER met those dijonese people who therefore demanded RÉPARATION in individual paintball pistol duels.
The duels where carried out and documented in rue Auguste Comte and Jardin de l'Arquebuse, Dijon / France, 2015.
19 citizen from Dijon demanded RÉPARATION.
6 duels had been carried out.
The artist lost 4 of these duels. In 2 he succeeded.
All 19 challengers where ready to meet up.
No one defected.
Respect Dijon ~
RAHMAN HAK-HAGIR (Agresseur)
EDITH MARCHESI (Défenseur)
STEFAN FRAUNBERGER (Juge)
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RAHMAN HAK-HAGIR (15 mai 1972), performer et artiste conceptuel autrichien-afghan, vit et travaille à Vienne. Actif depuis 1990 dans plusieurs secteurs de l’art, il concentre sa recherche sur les propriétés conflictuelles entre l’environnement individuel et social.
STEFAN FRAUNBERGER is an earth based sound-performer and sonic-linguist focusing on transformation indwelling the drama of states as architecture of movement, silence and possibility. Genuine interest in sculpting the body of air, the composition of tongues, electricity and strings.
STEFAN FRAUNBERGER studied experimental electronic music, philosophy, different languages and islamic sciences, did electronic and acoustic performances in clubs and churches, circles around the field behind the veil of austerity and cultural-hypocricy as well as he enjoys touring with the band shrack! Lecturing, translating and writing on liminality and relational entities as letters, sound, imagination and the other. (Lived and worked in Vienna, Transylvania, Verwang, Tehran, Sana'a, Benares and Allepo)