Sylvia Schwenk is a multi-disciplinary artist. She creates new perspectives of the everyday and the familiar by looking at the relationship between performance and regular behaviour, reflecting upon the significance and beauty of commonplace activities and spaces.
One of the biggest challenges of our times is isolation, fear and lack of connection with others. Schwenk breaks down barriers by bringing people together to share new experiences and encourages everyday people to become performers that actively participate in the creative process of making new works of art.
‘connect’ presents stories and interactions that build intrigue about who we are and how we relate to one another. The project includes multi-channel films showing a social and visual portrait of over 160 people from local communities in Blanca, Spain, Schöppingen and Berlin, Germany and New York City, US (around 40 people from each location). Participants share their private stories and thoughts as they answer 5 universal questions asked by the artist.
Join us on Wednesday 5 December from 6pm to 8pm for the opening of the exhibition.