Performers is an archive collating portraits of artists using live actions in their practice.
My aim is not to document art actions, but to capture the personalities that are behind those actions. Usually I take the photo right after a performance with the purpose of retaining the energy that a live presentation imbues in the artist.
Working on the project since 2010, meanwhile the Performers archive includes 190 different artists.
The Performers book shows a selection of 58 portraits, accompanied by quotes of some of the artists, presenting their thoughts on the relation between performance art and photography.
The publication was produced in collaboration with the curator Pia Hovi-Assad of Pori Art Museum in Finland.
Published by: Pori Art Museum Publications 121
Extent: 72 pages
Size: 21,5 x 21,5 cm
Format: Soft cover
Illustrations: 58 photos
Graphic Design: Thomas Gilke (gilkistan.blogspot.de)
Photos: Patrick Morarescu (Johnny Amore)
Digital Lab: Monika Nesslauer (herzundanker.de)
Cover: The New Spastiks