After Erika Eiffel is the story of a tool with the power to pierce straight to the heart. This immersive work invites you to discover the startling intimacy and potent sensation of firing an arrow. Archery is a sport that demands patience and sensitivity. As you gradually hone your aim on a solo journey through a customized 16-target archery course, you become aware of the intense relationship between your body and the deadly bow. When you attune yourself to the object through your senses, you are rewarded by the rush of pleasure that comes from hitting the target.
As you venture deeper along the archery trail, the targets reveal the story of Erika Eiffel, a world class archer who attributed her career success to the fact that she had a long-term romance with her bow. What does it feel like to have a lethal weapon as the love of your life? Draw, aim, and release your inhibitions to discover a new relationship with a delicate and dangerous thing. In a world After Erika Eiffel, we can discover what it means to treat objects like people instead of people like objects.
After Erika Eiffel was developed through Situate Art in Festivals, A Salamanca Art Centre program, and supported by The Australia Council for the Arts. Graphic Design: Kaarina Tammisto. Video: Kim Saarinen. After Erika Eiffel premiered at ANTI: Festival of Live Art in September 2019. For touring inquiries contact the artist at L.kronemyer (at) gmail.com