Saskia Edens – Canis Lupus
Saturday 7th of March 6 to 7pm
Display Gallery is also delighted to present ‘Canis Lupus’, a performance by Swiss artist Saskia Edens supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund.
Sunday in the Park with Ed and a dog: a lady walks with her dog – an everyday scene, only that in the case of Saskia Edens’ performance, the dog only consists of bones. The dog is on a lead – he is a puppet; the domesticated man-animal relation is sliding towards an archaic world, from taming to savagery. At once suspended and bound with the body of the performer, the dog moves wildly and outside the constraints of gravity. In ‘Canis Lupus’, the two actors – performer and puppet – are in relation with one another – one transcribing the movements of the other in a random way.
Saskia Edens is a Swiss artist born in Geneva where she graduated in 2002 from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts and the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. From 1999 to 2000 she studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna. She is based in Basel since 2012. For the past years she has been working profoundly on live performances.