On stage
The world as performance

Autumn & Winter 2013

This 13th issue of COS magazine celebrates the power of performance
and the art of preparation.


Jimmy Robert

Berlin 17 May
12:06 CET


Michael Kohls

Draw the Line, Jimmy Robert

In preparation for his solo show ‘Draw The Line’ at The Power Plant in Toronto, Ontario, the artist Jimmy Robert is photographed here rehearsing a piece that he'll do at the esteemed Canadian art institution in June. The performance is loosely based on the work of the 1970s American feminist artist Carolee Schneemann and on her thoughts on body politics. By acting out his movements on a sheet of white paper, Jimmy imagines the body to become words, where each movement suggests the act of writing. The actual performance of the piece will occur once in Toronto, but the paper sheet will remain on display until 2 September 2013, the creases forming a mysterious record of the piece.

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