Submission Submission (unplugged)

Bryana Fritz

13/05/2022, 18:30; 14/05/2022, 18:00; 15/05/2022, 14:30

In Submission Submission (unplugged), Bryana Fritz takes on the role of an ‘amateur hagiographer’. The amateur being both a beginner and a lover; the hagiographer, as in the medieval literary genre of hagiography, the writing of saints’ lives. In a series of performative portraits, Fritz embodies the corporal, rhetorical, and performative strategies that medieval women saints used to subvert their restricted lives, deaths, and passions. Submitting her physical and digital body to holy echoes from the past, she dissects and harnesses the tools that give body. Submission Submission is a growing codex of performative portraits of medieval women saints. For each iteration of the performance, different saints are chosen to share the space. At Grazer Kunstverein, Fritz will perform her portraits of Christina of Bolsena, Hildegard of Bingen, Cathrine of Siena, and Joan of Arc.

Language: English
Duration: 30 minutes

Bryana Fritz (b. 1989, USA; lives in Brussels and Paris) is a choreographer, dancer, and writer. She works at the intersection between poetry and performance often in duet with the user interface of OS X. Her work is fed by a continued interest in medieval literature, fanfiction, media studies, and histories of illiteracy. She also collaborates with Henry Andersen under the moniker Slow Reading Club. As a performer, Fritz worked with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Xavier le Roy, Boris Charmatz, Michiel Vandevelde and Femke Gyselinck. 

The presentation of Submission Submission (unplugged) at Grazer Kunstverein is made possible with the support of Flanders State of the Art.

01Bryana Fritz, Submission Submission, 2020. Photo: Michiel Devijver.



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