KRISTINA MATOUSCH
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Leak

Performance
ISSUE Project Room, New York, 2015

A metal track is installed overhead between a platform in the back of the room to the stage in front of the audience. A guy pees into the track. The urine travels the length of the room through the gutter above the audience. It tinkles into a metal bucket on the stage. Contact microphones are attached to the metal bucket. The sound is amplified and projected live to the audience.

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Meat Balls

Performance
ISCP, The International Studio & Curatorial Program. New York, 2014

The viewer encounters two holes in a piece of wood that blocked the door to her studio, and the aroma of fried meat. Through the holes, the viewer can see a pair of meatballs being fried on a small grill. When the meat is ready, the balls are pushed through the holes to the viewer’s hands, or fall to the floor.

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All around

Installation, performance, holes, food items, 5 x 2.4 x 1 m
Embodied Spaces, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Norway, 2014

A grid of holes is installed in a wall. The wall bear traces of a performance during which Matousch licked all around the holes, painting the edges of each circle with colored foods using her tongue.
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Still Life Production

Performance
Galleri Riis, Stockholm, 2013

A custom scaffolding is erected in the gallery. During a performance, Matousch stamps two tonnes of clay through the holes in the platform. The clay drops in chunks to the gallery floor.

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The Muse - Naked Guy in Steel Box

Performance
IASPIS, Open Studio, Stockholm, 2011

A naked guy sits inside a steel box perforated with holes and suspended from the gallery ceiling. The artist can hoist him up and down on a pulley.

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Fluxus Favourites

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2003
with CM von Hausswolff, Bengt af Klintberg, Mats B and Bodil Blå.

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HOW

Hornsgatan, Drottninggatan, Sveavägen, Stockholm, 2000
Streetwork in co-operation with Liv Strand.

The project was mapping the knowledge about every day objects. We had taken upon ourselves the task of manufacturing three objects with the help of the bypassers knowledge, this without having acquired any prior theoretic information on the various processes. We gathered information among people passing in the street about materials and methods to be able to build or mix these objects our selves.

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Logistics

Performance
Rooseum, Malmö 2005

Matousch performs in the center of the room wearing a canvas costume; she is connected to the four walls of the gallery by strings. Boxes covered with canvas are “sent” down the strings toward her from all directions. When the boxes arrive, she attaches them to her costume with carabiners.

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Fact

Performance, installation
In co-operation with Camilla Akraka
Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, 2000

A temporary wall is erected within the gallery. A number of performers present one of their body parts through a hole in the wall and rest it on a shelf: hands, breasts, head, feet, cock. The viewer may ring a doorbell beneath a speaker. The performer responds about the body part on display by saying two sentences: one, a scientific fact, the other, a personal statement.

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Take it in your hand

Performance
Stockholm Art Fair, 2000

A food counter is installed in the gallery. All food items — bananas, sausages, etc. — are peeled from their protective packaging and placed directly in the customers’ hands. Matousch performs as shopkeeper.

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Me and yours

Ice Cream, freezer
Wanås Sculpture Park, 1999

Three hundred ice creams were made in an ice cream factory. The ice cream is moulded in the shape of human fecal matter. It is available in two flavors: dark chocolate, and chocolate and honey.

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