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MIRA OOSTERWEGHEL

Mira Oosterweghel
The Weight of Nobody
2013

Acrow props, PVC, rope, leather
HD video, 2min 5sec

The Weight of Nobody is a performative work which seeks to draw upon the body in conjunction with architecture of the gallery to question dominant power systems. Using suspension and the weight of the body as means of resistance, and testing – both metaphorically and physically - I seek to engage in a dialog surrounding subjugation power structures.

The material residue of the performance, a sculptural apparatus, hangs sinisterly a trace of potential use; a bag sized to fit a human body, it is unclear how and why the apparatus has being used. A small screen duct-taped to the wall in the corner reveals moments of tension within the performance.

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