CHRISTOPH BROICH @ UNISEX
As part of envoy's ongoing extra muros projects, Christoph Broich will have his Lara Wo Bist Du? performance at Unisex @ The Delancey (168 Delancey btw Clinton and Attorney) July 5th. RSVP is required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lara, wo bist du? (Lara where are you?) is an ongoing project by Christoph Broich, which started in 1993 and which will end once Lara has been found. Lara was the girl in a video piece Christoph Broich created in 1993. When the artist wanted to continue the series devoted to her, he was unable to locate her, and has since been unable to find her.
Lara, wo bist du? became an obsessive series of work in search of Lara. The series consists of five
separate pieces: the actual video piece, a video still light box installation, an inter-active performance documented by polaroids and two sculptures.
For the performance piece, the audience is invited to put on a red wig, a replica of Lara’s hairdo. Much as the prince in Cinderella sliding the glass slipper on a number of women’s feet, Broich continues his quest for Lara by putting a wig on innocent bystanders. As with a lot of Broich’s work, the “shell” of the work remains, in this case polaroids, referencing “wanted” posters that intriguingly document the performance.
find here the pictures of the Antwerp performance