03.07. - 09.08.2009
Curated by Malin Barth
Natural is one of a long series of video performances fully using possibilities given by video to performance artist. Because of them the performer can stretch a little natural boundaries of time and space in his favour. Location can be chosen spontaneously, even when it is cupboard / wardrobe in his home or remote mountain top. Also duration of registered ritual can be translated into speed adequate to optimal expression but often outside of human body limits.
Videoregistering of performative practice.Repeted/remade ritual from 'Natural NR1' inspired again by observing a caterpillar.
Filmed on location in northern Poland (near Suwalki).Video time: 55 seconds. Registering time: approx 12 minutes.
Robert Alda (alias Robert Sot) studied painting at the Art Academy in Warsaw, where he had first contact with multimedia and performance art. After finishing his studies in 1984 he moved to Bergen, Norway where he lives and works ever since. Robert Alda works as performer, painter and multi-media artist. He also works with photography, installations, sculpture and drawing. During his career he has participated in ca 100 art projects, presenting his works at places like ICA, London; Max Ernst Museum-Mucsarnok, Budapest; Nordic House, Reykjavik or The Fringe Club, Hong Kong. Robert Alda also works as a freelance curator.