Richard Höglund at Dimensions Variable
Endgame No. 1, Performance No. 7-
A Performance by Richard Höglund at Dimensions Variable
Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Dimensions Variable is pleased to present Endgame No. 1, Performance No. 7, a performance by artist Richard Höglund. The performance will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
Dimensions Variable is located at 171 NE 38th Street in the Miami Design District.
Endgame No. 1, Performance No. 7 is rooted in the question: when does art/philosophy/theory/etc. end? Höglund’s proposed response to the question is that we cease to think of these higher things when physical urgency draws us away from them. Basic human needs like I am hungry, I am tired, I am horny, I must piss or shit—I am afraid for my life, or of physical harm all take precedence over theory. Endgame No. 1, Performance No. 7 is a very simple mise-à-l’épreuve of this contention. The performance is designed to place the spectator in a situation in which it becomes increasingly difficult to sit and listen to the reading of important theory-based texts.
Richard Höglund has been living in Europe since 2001. He grew up in New York, and was educated at Northeastern University, Univerzita Karlova in Prague, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. Awarded the prix Jeune Création Paris 2006 and several grants from the French government, Richard has been invited as Artist-in-Residence at diverse institutions in France, Iceland, Switzerland, Germany, Bulgaria and the United States. Most recently his work has been exhibited at the Mamco in Geneva and La Spirale in Lyon.
Watch the performance HERE