to stab from the series Loops of Relation (2013). Duration: 45".

 

to shout from the series Loops of Relation (2013). Duration: 1'11".

 

to rely from the series Loops of Relation (2013). Duration: 2'23".

 

to hit from the series Loops of Relation (2013). Duration: 3'02".

 


Installation view at NOWHERE 2013, Goldsmiths, St James Hatcham Church:

 

In these works Du Preez/Gui aim to question the mapping of relation, by means of interactivity. Taking inspiration from the works of performance artist Marina Abramovic and Ulay, du Preez/Gui use their ‘bodies’ to explore the parameters that drive the dynamics of a symbiotic relationship.

The first in this series brings together documented performance or 'trust' exercises presented in endless loops.  These loops of relation are driven by their relationship and aim to generate new meaning with regards to the social constructions of ‘the self’ and ‘the other’.

Works that have been re-performed and re-interpreted:

1. Marina Abramovic, Rhythm 10 (1973)
2. Marina Abramovic and Ulay, AAA-AAA (1978)
3. Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Light/Dark (1977)
4. Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Rest Energy (1980)