SCHAUFENSTER (40 HOUR VERSION)
Long Durational Performance, 40 hours
The long durational performance Schaufenster was executed in the context of the 17th Jungkunst at Halle 35 in Winterthur (CH) from the 26th - 29th of October 2023.
During all of the opening hours of the four day long exhibition the performance was running. During the whole time, Lyn Bentschik is enclosed in a glass cube and changes into different outfits while bypassers look at them.
The clothes come from the artist’s wardrobe. They are from different jobs that the artist has had throughout their artistic career so far; a gardening uniform, a belly dance costume, a bike delivery uniform and a home dress - used for care work at home.
Changing from one outfit to the other, Lyn plays with the notion of identity as plural and shifting. They deconstruct the sociological stereotype that sees the artist as a genius withdrawn from the world in their atelier. They display the various roles they took in the working society through the different uniforms.
While changing from one to another, Lyn sometimes briefly expose their body in front of bypassers and in doing so, questions the threshold of vulnerability that results from the transition from one identity to another.
Additional to the performance a 2.5' audio file per QR code is available.
17th Jungkunst, Halle 53, Winterthur (2023)
Ermöglicht durch die Casinelli-Vogel Stiftung
Concept and Performance: Lyn Bentschik
Audio: Lyn Bentschik
Fotos, Video and Trailer: Pascal Burger
Fotos: Olivia Kurz, Jonathan Labusch, Robyne Dubrief
Assistance: Thomas Scherrer, Raymond Schlatter, Pauline Della Bianca
Text: Pauline Della Bianca & Lyn Bentschik