On 19, Apr 2015 | In Performance | By admin
Come to Bed!
Come to Bed!
March 25 – April 25, 2015
All photos taken by Nikola Bradonjic.
Performance artist Marta Jovanovic’s Pillow Talk, is a long duration performance – lasting the entirety of the show, in which audience members are invited to get into bed with the artist, and have a one on one pillow talk with Jovanovic about whatever their heart desires, for however long they choose. The concept alludes to the intimate secrecy that is shared during the act, but also referring to the ideas of revelation, as well as losing grip on reality. During the gallery hours when audience members are not in her bed, Jovanovic continues her normal rhythm of life, working, eating, reading and watching TV in bed, all within the gallery space.
The piece is a part of the group exhibition Come to Bed!, curated by Roya Sachs at BOSI Contemporary in New York, featuring the works of three female artists, Michelle Jaffé, Marta Jovanovic and Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos.
Come To Bed! explores the theme of communication in the sphere of the bed, a lieu that hosts a third of our lives. The all female show focuses on three sectors of communication that bring to play the different usages of the bed, from pillow talk, and self reflection, to technology with our need to stay connected. The installations reorient ideas of time and space, by recreating the most intimate space of all, but in a gallery. By inviting three artists to each create their own intimate environment; we bring to life questions about the individual and the way in which we occupy the space.