Ivo Dimchev. I-ON, 2011

20181107 - 08.12.2018

Video documentation of the performance by Ivo Dimchev in collaboration with Franz West, 51 min. 40 sec.

Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz – Burgtheater Wien
Production: Volksroom (Brussels – BE) and Humarts Foundation (Sofia – Bulgaria)
Management and Distribution: Something Great (Berlin – DE)

The performances explore the sculptures by Austrian artist Franz West, one of which is presented in the exhibition ‘Structures of Thought’. The so-called “Adaptives” (Passtücke) or “Fitting Pieces” are objects intended not only for contemplation, but also for taking them in hand and using them as prosthetic extensions of the body. Bulgarian performance artist, Ivo Dimchev, uses West’s objects for a personal confrontation with contemporary art. In an absurd and intense collage of physical interactions, he playfully confronts his concrete living body with the abstract and stiff materiality of the objects.