London Noemi Lakmaier

Undress/Re-Dress

Noëmi Lakmaier, "Undress/Re-Dress" © Joy Stanley view gallery
Noëmi Lakmaier, "Undress/Re-Dress" © Joy Stanley

This event is part of Taking Place
performance art series
event series

In this durational work, Noëmi Lakmaier presents a “living installation” that is part art object, part performance, and part real people. A woman in a bare room is being dressed—or perhaps undressed—by a male performer. Both appear more like aestheic objects than real individuals. Myriad associations pass through the piece—it could be a business transaction, an interplay of gender roles, or an act of love—keeping us adrift, suspended between empathy and symbolism.

Austrian-born, Noëmi Lakmaier uses her own body to create endurance-based performances and living installations to explore boundaries between the physiological body we have and the phenomenological body we are.