Alexandra Pirici was trained as a choreographer but today does most of her work in a visual art context—in public space or galleries where the audience is free to move around her performers. Her interventions are often sculptural and time-based, transforming the monumental into the human and embodied. Rather than adapt one of these works to a theatre context, Alexandra will present a new demonstration-lecture that allows us to understand her own development within a larger framework of de-skilling and down-scaling. Excerpts of her past pieces will be performed alongside a commentary that reflects on embodiment, especially the embodiment of iconic moments in the collective imaginary.
Alexandra Pirici is a Bucharest-based artist. She has a background in choreography but works across disciplines and different mediums, from choreography to visual art, music and film. Recent works include “An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale”- together with Manuel Pelmus, exhibited in the Romanian Pavilion at the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale, public space and museum space projects for the Centre Pompidou, 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, the Van Abbemuseum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Bass Museum of Art – Miami and Manifesta10, among others.