Reading Artists’ Books with Interjections from a Daphne on Pete’s Front Step
By Hamish Petersen
HUM’s Senior Editor considers the unique capacities of artist books by exploring three Aotearoa artists’ international projects from recent years. They learn how the intimate encounter between page and reader relies on finely tuned elements to realise some kind of sovereignty over the artist’s story or recognition in their reader.
Alexa Wilson, Mothership residency
01 July —
01 August 2022
Mothership, New York, USA
Alexa Wilson: The Resistant Body
17 July —
21 July 2017
Ponderosa, near Berlin, Germany, NYC & New Zealand
Alexa Wilson presents: Gasping for Air, aka Breathless
24 October —
27 October 2017
Dixon Place; Centre for Performance Research; and Mothership, New York
Performance by Alexa Wilson at Vulva Club #19 - WORK
11.00AM — 1.00PM
01 May 2018
Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany
Performance by Alexa Wilson
10.00AM — 2.00PM
06 June 2018
Konig Otto, Berlin, Germany
Alexa Wilson performs at Art and (H)acktivism, London
10.00AM — 3.00PM
21 July 2018
Ugly Duck, London, U.K.
Movements of Outsiders
By Alexa Wilson
Together with three of her contemporaries, interdisciplinary artist Alexa Wilson considers dance and performance art in the time of Covid - how does a medium that relies so much on physical presence, collaboration, audience and space respond to global lockdowns and a forced shift online?
999, Alchemist Trauma Centre / Power Centre
By Jorge De Hoyos
Berlin-based Jorge de Hoyos first experienced Alexa Wilson's current project 999: Alchemist Trauma Centre / Power Centre when both artists were auditioning for a Masters in Solo Dance Authorship in Berlin. In this part-essay, part-interview, they discuss the work, which is due to be performed in London, Berlin, India and NZ later this year, and exchange their views on feminism and challenging binary perceptions.