BARDO.Topography of the in-between, 7.30 pm
A performance by Judith Egger
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7.30 pm
Kindly supported by the Department of Arts and Culture, City of Munich (Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München)
Judith Egger establishes three-dimensional miniature settings in her oral cavity – a sensitive place between inside and outside where not only breath and sound leave the body, but communication is generated. The open mouth becomes a stage, a theater revealing various scenes. These will be accompanied live by Munich-based composer and musician Axel Nitz and transferred onto the big screen by cinematographer Maria Rilz. Thereby, sounds from the interior of the artist’s mouth will be integrated into the performance.
Although the miniature architectures placed inside Judith Egger’s oral cavity appear to be deserted and rather static, the flickering of a TV set in a living room and the sushi conveyor belt at a restaurant show some movement. The foaming froth inside a cave refuses stagnation as much as the sparkling water of a fountain symbolizes the circle of life. The artist creates moments of contemplation and tranquility through different scenes anticipating change at the same time. What happens beyond these intermediate spaces remains uncertain.
Processes of becoming, growth, transformation, intervention but also of decay are central to Judith Egger’s artistic work. In performances, installations, objects and drawings she explores – often in dialogue with different scientific disciplines – the changing conditions of organic, artificial or spiritual origin.
Judith Egger (*1973, lives and works in Munich) studied at the Royal College of Art in London among others where she graduated with a master in 2001. She has received several grants and awards such as a music grant from the City of Munich for her performance “Bardo”, a one-year DAAD-scholarship for London and a work scholarship from Bundeskulturstiftung Bonn. Judith Egger has presented her art internationally, e.g., in Kitakyushu/Japan, Paris, New York, London, Milan and Beijing. In Munich, she currently participates in the group show “Förderpreise 2013” at Lothringer_13_halle as a nominee of the Arts Awards 2013 of the City of Munich.
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