The Opportune Spectator by New Zealand-born, Berlin-based Alicia Frankovich is concerned with ideas of spectatorship within performance and in the exhibition context. The work confounds the expected art encounter, blurring distinctions between art and life, artwork and audience. Shown at the Art Gallery of NSW from May to July, 2013 as part of the The space between us: Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts.
With a background in competitive gymnastics, which forms a research base for the artist, Frankovich creates sculptures, performances and photographs that reflect on the body’s range, its failures and its movement as both a metaphor and a motif in relation to social and psychic constraints. More about here in the Frieze article from May 2012 (Issue 147).
Her official website is here