Performance Saga, Interview 01 – Esther Ferrer, 2007
Performance Saga
Performance Saga Interviews

This is a collaborative project by the artist Andrea Saemann (*1962, see SAE 1–2) and the art historian Katrin Grögel (*1970). The Interviews series, published 2007-8, marked the beginning of their presentation of eight North American and European women pioneers of performance art. In 2008 and 2009, they staged three Performance Saga Festivals featuring 26 male and female artists in Bern, Lausanne and Basle. 2011 saw the publication of a comprehensive DVD documenting the three festivals, which included works by younger and older artists.

Interview 01 – Esther Ferrer
2007, DVD, French with English subtitles, 55:00 min
Interview 02 – VALIE EXPORT
2007, DVD, German with English subtitles, 37:00 min
Interview 04 – Carolee Schneemann
2008, DVD, English with German subtitles, 50:00 min
Interview 05 – Ulrike Rosenbach
2008, DVD, German with English subtitles, 53:00 min
Interview 06 – Joan Jonas
2007, DVD, English with German subtitles, 47:00 min
Interview 07 – Martha Rosler
2008, DVD, English with German subtitles, 50:00 min
Interview 08 – Alison Knowles
2008, DVD, English with German subtitles, 53:00 min

The Performance Saga Interviews DVD edition is a collection of video interviews with eight North American and European women pioneers of performance art in the 1960s and 70s. The artists were important figures for the development and establishment of this new form of artistic expression. The interviews are conducted by the artists Andrea Saemann (*1962) and Chris Regn (*1964), who is also the co-director of the women’s art archive bildwechsel in Hamburg. In these conversations, the artists talk about their works and the conditions under which these were produced, giving us insight into how they view themselves and how they think.

Courtesy Performance Saga

Document media
Video, colour, sound, lengths variable

Issue date
since 2007

Relations
Andrea Saemann (SAE 1)
Andrea Saemann (SAE 2)


Tags
his/herstory

Archive Signature
PER 1