Flora Reznik

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Performancekunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

I like to think of my works as expeditions: I usually need to go far away to find something very personal. Durational performances in public space mediate my intimate experience. I experiment with ways of documenting: video, photography, text and recordings of my own voice function as materials to create installations and time based works. I use documents to create constellations -they function as words in a poem. I work with ground as a material and as a source of philosophical inspiration. Through carefully crafted gestures I explore a portion of land and the certainties we attach to it: in particular, the notion of nature, in which - I believe - conservative forces take shelter. In looking for an impossible simplicity, I hope the potentiality of matter breathes through. I aim to bring the attention to abstract and political sedimentations in things as much as in the mind. Currently I am looking for ways to create fictive-utopian territories in relation to the body, as that intimate place where political expectations land.

Werk

Immovable Property
Titel Immovable Property
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving During 6 weeks, the artist traveled around Friesland in an old SRV bus. She developed a performance piece and later she produced an installation working with the documentation of that experience as material.
Techniek performance - installation
Formaat mixed media
Pervomaisk
Titel Pervomaisk
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving What to do with the private property left behind by a man who fought against private property his entire life?
Techniek Feature Documentary Film
Formaat time based
HOLE
Titel HOLE
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving A hole is a matter of definition. Of resolution, of determination to find it or make it. It is a matter of how to define matter and what it is that matters. A hole is an opening. — Video + photography + audio installation based on a long durational performance. Digging a hole for 8 months. // http://florenciareznik.com/the-hole/
Techniek mixed media
Formaat groot
Undercurrent
Titel Undercurrent
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Performance/Installation. 12 minutes. As I slowly spin and pull the surface below around me, the audience standing on it is dragged along. Finally, a nest/hole is left behind. // http://florenciareznik.com/undercurrent/
Techniek performance
Formaat groot
Wander about
Titel Wander about
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Book. Warm covers. Written and hand made. Notes, conversations, dreams, emails, google translations, poems I read and loved or hated, memories, things that happened to me in the winter of Kraków. // http://florenciareznik.com/wander-about/
Techniek mixed media
Formaat 30x30
Brama
Titel Brama
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving At a distance, we tried to communicate. A 10m2 space filled with a bullroarer and a light bulb, spinning in different velocities and radios. The bullroarer, rhombus, or turndun, is an ancient ritual musical instrument and a device historically used for communicating over greatly extended distances. It dates to the Paleolithic period, being found in Ukraine dating from 17,000 BC. Ukraine happens to be the place where my grandmother was born. No one from my family has ever been there. She never returned. // http://florenciareznik.com/brama/
Techniek performance
Formaat time based
The bait
Titel The bait
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving The comforting beauty of geometry, contrast, the precise cut made by mankind. Shame on us. The skin, the fat, the soft and the depths know nothing about that. Experimental short film. Eye on Art – KABK Research lab. Presented in Eye Museum, Amsterdam. Music by Katarina Petrovic. // http://florenciareznik.com/the-bait/
Techniek video
Formaat time based
Landscape exploration
Titel Landscape exploration
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Electron microscope video of magnetic nanospheres. In collaboration with Jelmer Wagenaar – Leiden Institute of Physics. // http://florenciareznik.com/landscape-exploration/
Techniek video
Formaat time based

Omschrijving werk

I like to think of my works as expeditions: I usually need to go far away to find something very personal. Durational performances in public space mediate my intimate experience. I experiment with ways of documenting: video, photography, text and recordings of my own voice function as materials to create installations and time based works. I use documents to create constellations -they function as words in a poem. I work with ground as a material and as a source of philosophical inspiration. Through carefully crafted gestures I explore a portion of land and the certainties we attach to it: in particular, the notion of nature, in which - I believe - conservative forces take shelter. In looking for an impossible simplicity, I hope the potentiality of matter breathes through. I aim to bring the attention to abstract and political sedimentations in things as much as in the mind. Currently I am looking for ways to create fictive-utopian territories in relation to the body, as that intimate place where political expectations land.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters F. R.
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Flora Reznik
Samenwerkingsverband
Website florareznik.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten ArtScience 2014-2016 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Degree in Philosophy (BA + MA) 2007-2013

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
Carthographies of Human Sensation, workshop by Sissel Marie Tonn and Jonathan Reus perception and technology 2016
CLOUDat Danselab dance 2015

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Stroom
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief nee

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht Variation of Hole GROEP
2018 Ephemere, Studio Loos, Den Haag Variation of Hole GROEP
2018 BAFICI, Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival Pervomaisk GROEP
2018 LhGWR Gallery Hole SOLO
2017 Art Rotterdam - Intersections Hole, guest artist of Satellietgroep GROEP
2017 Museum Belvédère - On the Spot Hole GROEP
2017 Hania - VHDG Immovable Property SOLO
2016 Noordwal 117, Hoogtij #47 Hole. Book presentation and video + audio installation. SOLO
2016 KABK Graduation Show Video + photography + audio installation based on a long durational performance. Digging a hole for 8 months. GROEP
2015 Eye Museum, Amsterdam - Eye on Art – KABK Research lab. Experimental short film GROEP

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
Acefala Galeria Buenos Aires, Argentina
SRV-VHDG reizend attelier Friesland, The Netherlands

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2018 iii Reading Room Theory and art

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2018 Club Cultural Matienzo Buenos Aires Argentina
2017 Instituto Nacional de Artes Audiovisuales, Argentina
2017 artist in residency SRV_VHDG

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2017 Optical Sound Orchestra - Mariska de Groot and Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam Performance video trailer
2017 iii Den Haag, The Netherlands Video documentation of various projects J
2016 CENTER Berlin, Germany music documentary J
2015 inc.lusive Berlin, Germany performance video promo J
2013 Museo de la inmigración, Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina testimonies video installation J
2013 CIA, Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas Buenos Aires, Argentina Member of Editorial Board of annual Arts Magazine J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2016 Modern Art Loppersum - private collection Loppersum, The Netherands bought my graduation piece (video+photographs+audio+book)
2016 Ruben van der Scheer Amsterdam, The Netherlands bought part of my graduation piece (photobook)
2016 Cooky Eek Amsterdam, The Netherlands bought part of my graduation piece (photobook)
2016 Guillermo Blugerman Buenos Aires, Argentina bought part of my graduation piece (photobook)
2016 Sanneke Kleingeld Den Haag, The Netherlands bought part of my graduation piece (photobook)

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2017 Relay Conversation - Reading Room iii, Den Haag Online publication
2017 Harlinger Courant Harlingen Newspaper article
2016 Graduation Expansion Works Royal Academy of Art, den haag Graduation show catalogue
2016 jegens en tevens online magazine, the netherlands piece photo review
2016 MAL Collection website Private collection portfolio Piece review
2016 IC (Independent Collectors) International Private Collectors platform based in Berlin Online exhibition
2016 MAL Collection website Private collection portfolio Piece review
2016 IC (Independent Collectors) International Private Collectors platform based in Berlin Online exhibition

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2017 Stroom funded the exhibition of Hole in Art Rotterdam
2017 Stroom documentation grant
2017 VHDG artist-in-residency and exhibition of
2017 Festival Internacional de Literatura Filba finalist contest photobook
2017 Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Argentina Awarded the third prize in the category Feature Documentary, for the film Pervomaisk
2017 Instituto de Artes Audiovisuales, Argentina granted funds for postproduction of the documentary film Pervomaisk

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
curatorial team and production assistant in Reading Room, iii 2017 2018
videographer (music videos, concert/exhibition/performance/festival documentation) 2011 2017
director of documentary film Pervomaisk 2011 2017