This Art Piece Was Seeking my Reflexion
A sequence of 60 images of my reflection in the art piece «Im Wahnzimmer» (In the Room of Madness), by Anna and Bernhard Blume, in 1984, was photographed and edited until it took the shape of a video stream. This video can be seen as a re-appropriation of the aforementioned art piece.
Urssa Severa (Kaliningrad, Russia 1971) Urssa lives in between Berlin and the Siberian taiga. Recently abandoned her work as detective/spy in Moscow and is now embracing her dream career which lies on the stage as a director, choreographer, as a stage artist. Working as an autodidact, she is constantly dealing with her dense stream of extremely symbolic imaginary, to be designed as dance/theatre/performance/video pieces. Besides Urssa develops a strict relationship with the reality outdoors with that she interacts with an accidental land art kind of approach. Nevertheless she spends most of her days and nights researching and analyzing pseudoscientific theses about the phenomena of paranormality, extra sensorial perceptions, occultism, animism, the immaterial realm, the M theory, crossing disciplines such as alchemy, modern physics, parapsychology, art and philosophy. In past years, Urssa Severa, has presented her video work in several Video festivals and events around the world. Sílvia Pereira (Lisboa, 1975) Studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, specialized in Sculptural Behaviours (Barcelona 2000). As an interdisciplinary artist she develops artistic interventions based on a research about authorship and identity, launching alive heteronyms as autonomous characters with individual career routes in the various fields of art. In the area of stage arts Sílvia Pereira is choreographing the dance piece “Verdammt!” under the heteronym Urssa Severa. Lives and works in Hildesheim, Germany.