WAANZIN | MADNESS
Film 1: Performances I, 1970-1972, 1970-1972
The human body is central to Rebecca Horn's performances of the seventies. With her choreographic rituals, as an artist she centres her focus on the mythical identification of humankind with nature. Nature, culture, mythology and technology all coalesce in these performances. A vital and significant relationship between the spectator and her work is brought about by the movement of these performances: they evoke astonishment or it is precisely this sense of wonder that the spectator awaits in anticipation, followed by an expectation that this sense of wonder will be repeated.