2015, performative lecture (excerpt from original +- 12 min)
Adrian Lister was born as a translation of my name, from my language to English (and every other foreign language) using the web tool Google Translate.
I encountered with the need to keep her/him alive, with writing about the questions this translation arises. In a framework of the exhibition Wo das Gras grüner ist, in Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein I presented a fragmented story about Adrian Lister,that is about the identity of the artist that is determined by national representation, especially in the case of artists from “the periphery”, that are often in a position of constant achievement towards bigger scene. Adrian Lister is provoked by the social circumstances or it can be a filter to get a political equality inside the artworld.
Within a fragmented narration, I would like to impose a need of an artist for a constructed identity and collective authorship, that are appearing as a form of activism, resistance and critique of capitalism.
The performance was done in Rodchenko’s “Worker’s Club” that is for the first time restaged in such a way that it was used for its intended purposes as a place for a lecture, performance, screening and social exchange.