ACTION / REACTION - Rahman Hak-Hagir (AT), Francesca Lolli (IT), Julia Wertheimer (AT)
VIDEO PERFORMANCE | PHOTO DOCUMENTATION | 2014
Francesca Lolli (Milano/ITALY)
Rahman Hak-Hagir (Vienna/AUSTRIA)
Julia Wertheimer (Vienna/AUSTRIA)
Camera Setting & Postproduction: Francesca Lolli
Thanks to: M.D. Semih Piskin, Rainer Kriesch
Patellar Reflex, by Sir Michael Foster:
"Striking the patellar ligament with a reflex hammer just below the patella stretches the muscle spindle in the quadriceps muscle. This produces a signal which travels back to the spinal cord and synapses at the level of L4 in the spinal cord, completely independent of higher centres. From there, an alpha-motor neuron conducts an efferent impulse back to the quadriceps femoris muscle, triggering contraction. This contraction, coordinated with the relaxation of the antagonistic flexor hamstring muscle causes the leg to kick. This reflex is a reflex of proprioception which helps maintain posture and balance, allowing to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought."
PHOTO DOCUMENTATION: Various Shots -
Limited (9), numbered, signed & artist certified photo print on alu-dubond,
140 x 90 cm
Photographer: Julia Wertheimer
Artistic Postproduction: Rahman Hak-Hagir
Francesca Lolli (October 4, 1976) is an Italian Perugia-born performance artist, actress and scenographer who currently lives and works in Milano. After graduating at 'Teatro Arsenale' she attended the 'Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera', graduating magna cum laude as a scenographer. Since 2012 she is focussing into performance & video art. Her work is aimed on gender- and socio-political issues.
Rahman Hak-Hagir (May 15, 1972) is an Austrian-born Vienna-based half-Afghan conceptual and performance artist who began his career in 1990. Active for two decades in varied fields of art, his work is recently focussing on the conflicting priorities between individual and social environment.
Julia Wertheimer (28th March 1987) is an Austrian-born Vienna-based media artist, conceptual photographer and performance artist who began her career in 2009. She is active in several fields of the arts and considers herself as a cross-media artist. Her work is focussing on socio-political themes.
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