REOPEN MY GLADE
Collaborative work by Pauline Della Bianca and Lyn Bentschik
This work engages with notions of body boundaries, gender and identity. The performer (Lyn Bentschik) interacts with the audience through a confrontation with a glass plate. Their face remains unseen.
I use the photographic medium to play with notions of sharpness and create spaces for ambiguities. The title of the work refers to Pipilotti Rist’s work: Open My Glade.
The work Reopen my Glade was chosen by Art Blanche (in collaboration with SBB) to be exhibited at two train stations: Zürich's central station and Uster.
The work can be seen (amongst others) on big screens between 20.2. and April 21st 2020.
Pauline Della Bianca (1993) is an art historian and artist based in Zürich. She wrote her MA thesis on feminist performance using a socio-historical feminist analysis. In her own artistic work she uses photograhy, photocollages and mixed media. She is currently the artistic director of FAT, a swiss feminist network advocating for the inclusion of women in the arts.