Arta Balina In Residence
We are thrilled to host Arta Balina as our first resident artist of 2017 as part of 'Edible Bodies' Winter Residency at Glasshouse.
Arta Balina (NL) presents one to one meal experiences that are sculptural performances.
3 daily performances are scheduled (10a, 2p, 6p) serving breakfast, lunch and dinner during the course of Balina’s presentation.
Audience are welcome to attend as observers or participants. $10/suggested
Bio: Arta Balina is a multimedia artist based in Amsterdam whose interest primarily lays in video and performance art. In her work she reflects on social contexts and explores new possibilities within the everyday. Arta has shown her works in various exhibitions and events in the Netherlands. Her videos and performance has been shown in the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam. She has recently obtained a bachelor in Fine Arts (audio visual) from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
The following performance is part of 'Edible Bodies’ program at Glasshouse.
"Food is a relational actant. It manifests a temporary otherness- once swallowed its coherence gradually dissipates until it completely absorbs in the body. Once dissolved it becomes our cells. The edible gets assimilated into us. It has a formative power which acts on the body. It's a process that performs much longer than the act (of eating). For most of us, its a daily “ happening”. A repeated ordinary act. The edible as a truly immersive, relational, durational performance of an other is the focus of this singular performance program.”- Lital Dotan