ASSAULT: Series of exclusive and ground breaking performances in mainstream art institutions across Europe.
Two men, seemingly pedestrian bystanders, are situated outside a series of iconic buildings, such as museums or concert halls. It is late afternoon or early evening. The two men appear initially to be simply loitering outside these venues, but they suddenly move towards an entrance. They enter the building without being questioned and access the space, which is empty. For the first time in the portrayed action they split into different directions: one follows the route to the main auditorium/concert hall and the other to the museum/gallery space. In the concert hall a piano is situated on the stage and the room is in recital-mode lighting. One man starts playing the piano, and, simultaneously inside the gallery, his collaborator installs artworks. The performances take no longer than thirty minutes and, once finished, the two men leave the space, which is left as they encountered it initially. They reunite at the point of their prior splitting; they leave seemingly unwitnessed. However, the whole scene was recorded by two video cameras.
The project can be presented to the public through a variety of formats, including screenings, talks, concerts and exhibitions.
Note that the films shown our vimeo page are internet low-res versions.
The ASSAULT-project on facebook.com
ASSAULT audio recordings