Manners and Customs – tool# 40
A collaboration between Frances Belser (Music) and Eva Wandeler (Video Performance)
A white canvas, 6 x 6 m2 – huge extensions out of foam on both feet’s, soaked with black colour. The performers body (Eva Wandeler) is used as a Stamp and mutates into a working tool. While walking and dancing over the restricted square area, marks and traces appear on the withe surface. During this process the performer disappears more and more in the emerging picture – the black square.
The performance is filmed from above in an angel of 90 degrees. While the performer is moving and working, the music , sfx and words of Artist / SingerFrances Belser are weaving another layer. “Manners and Customs – tool# 40” deals with performance practices as well as painting, sculpture and sound. Questions about art production, the tension between creator and creation, about the exchange and the process between the two artists are brought up.