Manners and Customs – tool# 40 is a collaboration between Frances Belser Artist and Musician and Eva Wandeler Video and Performance
A white canvas, 6 x 6 m2 – huge extensions out of foam on both feet’s, soaked with black ink. The performers body (Eva Wandeler) is used as a Stamp and mutates into a working tool. While the performer is moving and dancing to the sounds and words of Frances Belser over the restricted square area, marks and traces appear on the white surface, the canvas. During this process the performer disappears slowly in the emerging picture – the black square. “tool# 40 – Manners and Customs” deals with performance practices as well as painting, sculpture and sound. Questions about art production, the tension between creator and creation, about the exchange and the process between the two artists are brought up. The Music to Eva Wandeler’s video performance tool# 40 is vocalized and arranged by Artist- Musician, Frances Belser. Initially meant to cover Lucio Battisti, “Ancora Tu“. Now the score is far away from the original.
Concept/Performance/Camera/Editing Eva Wandeler Sound/Voice Frances Belser Sound Engineer Riccardo Passani Hastings Zürich Set Assistance/Set Photografie Marco Quandt Set Assistance Ivan Bonassi
stamped on a 36m2 white canvas with black ink