Program 3. 14 Performances -- Relation Work

1976-80, 2:46 hr, b&w and color, sound

Relation in Space, 1976, 14:35, b&w, sound
Talking about Similarity, 1976, 10:07 min. b&w, sound
Breathing in, Breathing out, 1977, 11:30 min, b&w, sound
Imponderabilia, 1977, 9:53 min, b&w, sound
Expansion in Space, 1977, 14:18 min, b&w, sound
Relation in Movement, 1977, 13:18 min, b&w, sound
Relation in Time, 1977, 12 min, b&w, sound
Light/Dark, 1977, 6:38 min, b&w, sound
Balance Proof, 1977, 8:43 min, b&w, sound
AAA-AAA, 1978, 9:50 min, b&w, sound
Incision, 1978, 10:25 min, b&w, sound
Kaiserschnitt, 1978, 7 min, b&w, sound
Charged Space, 1978, 8:24 min, b&w, sound
Three, 1978, 10:02 min, b&w, sound

The Relation Work project, documented in Program 3, is a series of highly charged conceptual performances in which the artists used their bodies to explore and transcend physical, mental and psychological limitations through endurance and risk. The artists test the relation of male and female energies in time and space, pushing the limits of body and self: They breathe each other's breath; slap each other across the face; repeatedly smack their nude bodies headlong into pillars.

In 1976 the artists defined their Relation Work project as follows: "Art Vital: No fixed living place, permanent movement, direct contact, local relation, self-selection, passing limitations, taking risks, mobile energy."

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1975-1980, 4:16 hr, b&w, sound