Exercise 22 - Sitting on a chair, facing the empty wall. 7 hours (photo
by Isabelle Tollenaere)
Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussels, March 2008
Sven graduated from Audiovisual Arts at Sint-Lukas Brussels and wrote a
paper on how to document a piece of live performance art, focusing on
the work of the artist Marina Abramović (1946, Belgrade). His final
project about her work evolved into an installation, Documentary / Performance, in which he presented evidence
of encountering the artist and of performing the student exercises described in her handbook Unfinished Business.
The documentary installation involved the use of video on monitors, a
sound recording, books, photographs, email correspondence between himself
and the artist, written testimonies and the score for a new performance
he acted out in the school auditorium.