Performance: How to Turn Knots into Bows by Anna-Lena Krause

Thursday 9 September 2021
7:15 pm - 7:25 pm
Terrace, Somerset House next to the VIP Bar
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Anna-Lena Krause – Performance VIP Wed 8th How to Turn Knots into Bows

Every person is both real and imagined. The shifting intersubjective dynamic between space we find ourselves in, is a space of differences and similarities, of back and forth exchanges of feelings, gestures, and views. The riddle of the other is echoed by the riddle of the self. How To Turn Knots Into Bows blurs the lines between us by visualising diverse point of views in a shared experience, positioning the viewer in-between, asking how fixed the boundaries separating us truly are.

This group performance documents the unique first-person-point-of-view in a shared experience through a device attached to each performer’s forehead.

About Anna-Lena Krause (she/her): Krause is a photographer and visual artist from Berlin, currently based in London. Her work explores sociological and cultural phenomena in modern societies, focusing primarily on perception and memory. By combining photography, film and sculpture she explores contrasting modes of representation, suggesting that perception is not passive but active, driven by intentionality. Her work questions how our understanding of ourselves is influenced by the environments we are nurtured in. She obtained her BA of Photography at University of Applied Science in 2018 in Berlin and her MA Degree in 2021 at the Royal College of Art in London. Krause has had various group exhibitions including the ‘Rencontres des Arles’, France, the ‘European Months of Photography’ in Berlin, ‘Sweet Harmony‘ at Saatchi Gallery in London, ‘No Photos on the Dance Floor‘ at the C/O Berlin and ‘Up All Night: Looking Closely at Rave Culture’ at KUMU Art Museum in Estonia.

Performers: Anna-Lena Krause, Felix Filip, Lulu Wang, Scout Nankin and Izzy Gzowski

Soundscape: Malthus

Garments: In collaboration with Dimitris Karagiannakis