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Kunsthalle3000

Kunsthalle3000 is an institution as intervention declaring specific spots within public space as Kunsthalle to create an intensive, yet temporary locale for performance, discussion, confrontation and interchange. To date, Kunsthalle3000 has taken place in Vienna, Johannesburg, Geneva and Beirut.
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Private Monuments

… eight dedications can be found as an instruction for a small performance or momentary gesture to activate these newly created stages. These are Private Monuments, created as much from my own memory as from each generous moment and gesture afforded them by visitors who pass them by. (Image by Stefan Kissel, 2017)
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Bricks to Perform (book)

Dear Reader, find enclosed this manual based on brick formations as they are made and un-made daily in the streets of Johannesburg. Consider it your guide to recreate these as potential sculptures in the streets of your city, or in the comfort of your home.
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Bricks to Perform

A concrete plinth and some bricks invite the audience to create and re-create potential brick sculptures based on the same-named publication. Installation view: Filsers, Maienburg.





I want to become a millionaire

An on-going performance that aim is to finance new projects in an independent way. Since 2010, I am selling sheets each for 1€ signed and with a sequential number out of 1.000.000. To date I have earned more than 26.000€ that funded my projects Mark Pezinger Verlag, Festival of Minimal Actions and Kunsthalle3000.
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Artists Sheets

More than 100 artists donated a special edition of the Millionaire-Sheets, helping me to raise the value of the sheets. Image: Contribution by Paul Maheke.
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Festival of Minimal Actions

Considering that the best way to keep a “performance” alive is to repeat it, I have collected concepts of various artists which I repeated myself during the 30-day festival. So far, the Festival took place in Brussels (2014) and Paris (2015). The 3rd and last edition will take place beginning of 2018 in San José. Image: Reperformance of Adrien Tirtiaux‘s Dog Days
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Ich habe mir von oben auf den Kopf geschaut / I looked on my head from above

Behind the associative sequence of short sentences written out of the First-Person-perspective a inventory is hidden with conceptual-narrativ works from several decades of art history. The collection of actions and interventions includes about 500 works by artists ranging from Abramaovitch to Zhang Huan.
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Po-Stücke

To avoid a cold butt when sitting outside, people sometimes use newspapers, magazines or cardboards. Po-Stücke/Butt Pieces is a collection of these items from various places that are reused as seat covers for a new audience.
Installation view: Bretter eben (with Eric Hattan) at Nicolas Krupp Gallery, Basel.





Seesaws

Installation view: Bretter eben (with Eric Hattan) at Nicolas Krupp Gallery, Basel.





Le Pharaon doré

Living statues, disguised as golden pharaohs, appear continually in different spots in Paris. The motionless golden figures reward each money donation with a little bow. One would assume that competition is good for business – at the least, it should lead to more creative energy. This makes it all the more interesting that the pharaohs seem somewhat indifferent to driving economic forces – an attitude which is emblematic of “ennui”. In Le Pharaon Doré, I brought together twenty pharaohs in a video installation through the multi-channel interplay of pausing and bowing.





Brussels Stones

I pick up a loose cobblestone and walk around the city with the stone in my hand. This gesture not only induces disconcerted looks from strangers, but also provides a strong personal experience to the performer: How does one’s gait change? Am I myself capable of throwing a stone? Under which circumstances?






Brussels Stones (for Munich)

A pile of cobblestones is placed in the exhibition space. The visitors are invited to re-perform and to re-experience my action "Brussels Stone" by walking with a stone in their hand through public space. Installation view at Sperling, Munich






Bretter

I leaned planks against various house walls. Some time later, I returned to these spots and found most of the planks kicked through and broken …






Thinking Machine

The Thinking Machine is a language-based instrument that is an elemental part of my everyday practice: I spin the wheels and receive a combination of 3 words that stays with me throughout the day and serve as the basis for my visualization.
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