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Bridge-Performances -all over the world-

Kim Engelen, [Bridges] Weidendammer Brücke, No. 3, Berlin, Germany, 2012
Kim Engelen [Bridges] Weidendammer Brücke, No. 3, Berlin, Germany, 2012

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BRIDGE-PERFORMANCES (ongoing worldwide performances outside the art-institutions)
Around the world, I am doing Bridge-Performances. These performances are the makings of photographs of me by tourists on bridges. So far I did Bridge-Performances in 16 countries. And I want to do the Bridge-Performances all over the world. The action in itself is simple: I ask people to make a picture of me with the bridge in the background. They don't know that it is an art performance. I act like a (fellow) tourist. I give them my iPhone and stand in front of the bridge. The action, the performance is asking the people to make a picture of me and the interaction that is involved with this.

BRIDGES-POST
In post-production, I experiment with these photographs to emphasize certain ideas. Such as the bridge as metaphor, the current refugee crisis, power structures, communication, authorship and personal development.

Shown:    
   

- April 1-21, 2017: Gallery 1 Flat Wall, THE INVISIBLES
- March 1-21, 2017: Gallery 1 Flat Wall, THE INVISIBLES
- Feb 1-21, 2017: Gallery 1 Flat Wall, MARKERS
- Oct 5-24, 2012, BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Museo de Reproducciones Bilbao, Spain
- July 13, 2012, Webmagazine Hesa inprint, Finland
- May 7-27, 2012: Malmö Art Academy, Sweden
- February 18, 2012: Video festival FOKUS, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark
- January 31, 2012: Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, Sweden

Credits:    
A work by   Kim Engelen
Thanks to   People around the world who made a picture of me on a voluntary basis. With charging no money for it or having demands and thus unknowlingly supporting art!
Format   iPhone
[Bridges] Book 1, 2012  

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BRIDGE-PERFORMANCES:   2016 Uraniabrücke (Urania Bridge), Vienna ( Austria). Most SNP (aka UFO Bridge), Bratislava (Slovakia). Szechenyi lanchid (Chain Bridge), Budapest (Hungary). Karl?v most (Charles Bridge), Prague (Czech Republic). 2015 Ponte Sant’Angelo (Bridge of the Holy Angel), Rome (Italy). Brooklyn Bridge, New York (USA). Moltkebrücke, Berlin (DE). Möckernbrücke, Berlin (DE). 2014 Weidendammer Bruecke, Berlin (DE). Eisenbahnbrücke, Dahlhausen (DE). Pont du Mont-Blanc (Mont Blanc Bridge), Geneva (Switzerland). 2013 Puente de Bacunayagua, Bacunayagua (Cuba). Puente Yayabo, Sancti Spiritus (Cuba). Hoge Brug, Maastricht (NL). Sint Servaasbrug, Maastricht (NL). Unnamed bridge over the Old Meuse (nicknamed by locals as Laker Brueck, Ohe en Laak (NL). Aamodt Bridge, Oslo (Norway). Oresund/Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen (Denmark) connecting Malmö (Sweden). Hoge Brug, Maastricht (NL). Nördl. Monbijoubrücke, Berlin (DE). Möllerbrücke, Dortmund (DE). 2012 Holstenbrücke, Lübeck (DE). Västerbron, Stockholm (Sweden). Djurgårdsbron, Stockholm (Sweden). Kibbelstegbrucke Speicherstadt, Hamburg (DE).  Jungfernstieg, Hamburg (DE). Liebknechtbruecke, Berlin (DE). Schillingbrücke, Berlin (DE). Karluv most (The Charles Bridge), Prague (Czech Republic). Steenen Brug (Stones Bridge), Roermond (NL). Draadbrücke, Kassel (DE). Echt Brug, Echt (NL). Teufelsbrücke, Kassel (DE). Eiserner Steg, Frankfurt am Main (DE). Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam (NL). Oberbaumbrücke, Berlin (DE). Glienicker Brücke, Berlin (DE). Schloßbrücke, Berlin (DE). Beam Bridge, Copenhagen (Denmark). Malmö Konstmuseum Castle Bridge, Malmö (Sweden). De Hogesluis (Bridge No. 246), Amsterdam (NL). Tower Bridge, London (UK). Sint Servaasbrug, Maastricht (NL). 2011 Älvsborgsbron, Gothenburg (Sweden). Unknown Bridge, Segovia (Spain). 2010 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (USA). Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland (USA). Plaza de España Bridge, Seville (Spain). 2008 Lal Qila, Fort Rouge (aka Red Fort bridge), Agra (India).
Sound pieces   - Conversation on a Swedish bridge 2011, 4'41", 2012
- Time over Tower Bridge, 5'27", 2012
- Memory evoked by the John F. Kennedy bridge in Maastricht, 10'43", 2012
- Golden Gate bridge facts found on the Internet, 3'56", 2012
Video   Footage of Bridges from self-captured bridges, movies and documentaries: Video [Bridges] Part I, 19'01">>
Date   2012-ongoing...


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