Performance

„The Arscientic Andism – My Romantic Manifesto“, 2020

Video Performance

By and with Denise Schellmann
16 min

My romantic manifesto of the Arscientic Andism is an unofficial pronouncement directed only at myself.

It manifests my path to access the indefinable area between art and science. „Arscientic“ is a composition of the terms „art“ and „science“. „Andism“ originates from the word „and“. It is the literal conjunction between art AND science, which provides their fusion. In this interspace, neihter categories nor limitations guarantee certainty and stability. A non–category defines this indefinable area.

In this video performance I refer to the transitory validity of principles, of rules. My inner voice guides me towards my 13 oughts of my romantic manifesto of the Arscientic Andism. I explore several intimate options of constructing and deconstructing it.

Official Trailer „The Arscientic Andism – My Romantic Manifesto“, 2020, 01:39 min

Denise Schellmann processes her Romantic Manifesto in her video performance. She refers to the transitory validity of principles, of rules. Her inner voice guides her towards her 13 oughts of her Romantic Manifesto of the Arscientic Andism. She explores several intimate options of constructing and deconstructing it.

Official Film Poster „The Arscientic Andism – My Romantic Manifesto“

„Micro Live Drawing“, 2017

Drawing Performance

In her performance Denise Schellmann projected a living water droplet live on a large scale paper (112 x 83 cm) through video recordings in a light microscope. Through her graphic intervention in the projection, she experienced a fusion of the microcosm with the macro level. „I recognized an awareness of the interconnectedness of everything with everything, a fusion of invisible structures“. Due to the changing water droplet followed by the changing image in the projection, a drawing of several superimposed layers was created, which can be seen as a map of the dynamic life of our (own) microcosm.

Material: Microscope Lacerta, watersamples, paper, pencil, color crayons

Part of Nervy Glass

Group performance, performance class Peter Kozek, University of Applied Arts Vienna, die Transmediale, Brigitte Kowanz
Galerie Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, 2017, Vienna

Image: Video recording of water droplet, Lacerta light microscope
Foto: Denise Schellmann
Image: Micro live drawing, Denise Schellmann
Foto: Peter Kozek
Image: Tracked microorganisms of Micro Live Drawing performance, 2017, 112 x 83cm
Foto: Denise Schellmann