BODY OF WORK | Performance & Artist-talk | Elana Katz (DE)

body of work

A solo performance that deals with social perception of paradoxical practices of hurting and healing on the body, as well as contemplates the value of physical pain in the medium of performance art.

Katz’s corresponding artist talk focuses on works oriented toward the topics of violence, trauma, historical/ emotional landscape, and the body.

Saturday, 24th of october, at 9PM – Performance
Sunday, 25th of october, at 12PM – Artist-talk


Event organised within the 2nd edition of X Platform project, curators Olivia Nițiș and Ciprian Ciuclea.

Elana Katz is a Berlin-based conceptual artist working primarily in the medium of performance art. Her work contemplates cultural conventions, examines the complexity that lies within contradictions, and thus aims to create an experience of unlearning the assumed. Katz’s ongoing work concerning memory culture in the Balkans, Spaced Memory, has been realized in Romania cooperation with the Goethe Institute of Bucharest in 2014 and 2015. She studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York, earned a Meisterschulerin title from the University of Arts Berlin, and has exhibited/ performed the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium (2011), Diehl CUBE Berlin (2013), P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York (2013), Gallery 12HUB, Belgrade (2014), Kunstwechsel, Aachen (2015), and DNA Berlin (2015).

X Platform is a cultural program in co-production between 4Culture, WASP — Working Art Space & Production, Tangaj Dance and Life Long Burning, with the support of the Culture 2007 — 2013 programme. Partners: NOD makerspace, Experimental Project. Sponsor: Robofun.
A cultural project financed by: AFCN – The National Cultural Fund Administration and The Ministry of Culture.
The project doesn’t necessarely represent the position of The National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible of the project’s content, or of the way the outcome of the project is used. This is fully the responsability of the funding recipient.