Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge

This research focuses on the questions of con­ servation of performance­based works, their temporal specifics, the involvement of the human and non­human body, the world of their extended trace history, memory, and archive.

Steckbrief

  • Lead-Departement Hochschule der Künste Bern
  • Institut Institut Materialität in Kunst und Kultur
  • Forschungseinheit Präventive Konservierung
  • BFH-Zentrum Arts-co - BFH-Zentrum Arts in Context
  • Förderorganisation SNF
  • Laufzeit (geplant) 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2024
  • Projektverantwortung Hanna Hölling
  • Projektleitung Hanna Hölling

Ausgangslage

This project centres on the conservation of per­ formance­based artworks. Being of intrinsically short duration and involving human or non­human body, performance­ based artworks challenge the common assumptions that a work of art can be fixed, static and ‘conservable’ – an object easily constrained by the established systems of documentation and archival ordering.