Four Hour Continuous Performance by Sindy Butz [Germany/ NYC]
Sindy's piece is a part of CONTINUOUS ACTION a series of four hour continuous performances every Saturday at Grace Exhibition Space.
4/20 Rob Andrews
4/27 Marni Kotak
5/18 Sandrine Shaefer
SINDY BUTZ [NYC/GERMANY]
Sindy Butz is a Visual and Performance Artist. She creates Narratives, Artifacts/Wearables and Installations with a thematic focus on mankind and human awareness. She enjoys exploring a very broad spectrum of interests during her research periods such as Moral-/ Philosophy, Perspectivism, Traditions/Romantic Crafts/Rituals and Human Identity. Her self- developed conceptual and empiric studies play an important role in her work in process and become a fundamental influence in the formation of her body of work. Nevertheless her philosophic explorations and questioning are shared on a very personal, intimate and emotional level with the viewer.
Sindy Butz was born in East Germany, grew up in the suburbs of East Berlin and now lives and works in New York. She holds a B.F.A. in Sculpting/AKI- ARTez Netherlands, a M.F.A. in Art Science/ UdK Berlin and was Fellow at ITP Tisch/New York University in 2010.
She has received the 2010 DAAD Artist- Research Grant on wearable ceramics for the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. There she additionally focused on Fashioning Technology.
Sindy Butz has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally including Culturefix Gallery/NY, Grace Exhibition Space/ NY, Glasshouse Project/NY, Microscope Gallery/NY, Dino Eli Gallery/ NY, Lambert Fine Arts Gallery/NY, English Kills Gallery/NY, Museum der Dinge/ Berlin, Yogiga Expression Gallery/ Seoul, South Korea as well as the Korean Experimental Performance Festival KEAF Seoul, Non Grata's Performance Tours Europe and USA 2005-2013, the Performance Congress Sacramento/ SoToDo/ USA and Fountain Art Fair Miami 2012 and Armory Show/ Fountain Art Fair New York 2013.
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for PERFORMANCE ART
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, whether emerging, mid career or established. Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. We believe this is how performance art is meant to be experienced.
"There is no designated stage area, blurring the line between audience and performer, and seating is sparse, as participating in the performance is encouraged. The unknown terrifies you, and yet something, maybe this very feeling, pushes you inside. Welcome to Grace Exhibition Space." Terri Ciccoe. Bushwick Daily January, 2013
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew." David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)
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