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Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 1.
ExhibitionsTitle: Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 1.
Date: Saturday, 2 May 2009
Start time: 3:00 pm
End time: 4:00 pm
Contact Person: Media Artspace

This one off performance preceeds the opening of A Plane for Behavers. Pop in anytime between three and four.

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Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers
ExhibitionsTitle: Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers
Dates: Friday, 15 May 2009 - Saturday, 27 June 2009
Start time: 6:00 pm
Contact Person: Media Artspace


The performative body is foremost in Alicia Frankovich's work, often presented in a state of restraint, which simultaneously suggests the potential for release. Bodies are suspended, controlled, sometimes propelled from great heights; while an interest in provisionality sees her use simple materials to achieve complex mechanisms. The resulting debris form sculptural objects that, whilst depleted of their original function, still suggest the velocity of the action they have been subjected to.

Formerly a National level gymnast, the possibility of striving for the achievement of perfection is dichotomized by its counterpoint, failure. Frankovich's performances evoke the aggressive discipline and spectacle of the sports event, and the competitive urge which sees an athlete force their body to the limit of physical or emotional endurance. Frankovich might pare back the execution of her work but the events are densely layered with other references--the history of stamina in performance art, but also the calculated movement of theatre and dance, and the physical occupation of architectural space.

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Talk: Alicia Frankovich
ExhibitionsTitle: Talk: Alicia Frankovich
Date: Saturday, 16 May 2009
Start time: 3:00 pm
Contact Person: Media Artspace

Alicia Frankovich will discuss her work in the current exhibition, A Plane for Behavers.

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SUPERFLEX, TODAY WE DON'T USE THE WORD DOLLARS
ExhibitionsTitle: SUPERFLEX, TODAY WE DON'T USE THE WORD DOLLARS
Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 4:30pm
Location: ANZ Bank, 312 Karangahape Rd, Newton
Contact Person: Media Artspace


SUPERFLEX's art work for One Day Sculpture involves the employees of the Karangahape road branch of the ANZ bank (312 Karangahpe Rd). For a single day, Wednesday 27 May 2009, 09.00--16.30 no employees of the bank can say or use the word 'DOLLARS'. The staff must use other words of their own choice to explain themselves to customers and co-workers. If they break this pact they have to pay money into a staff social fund. One Day Sculpture is a Massey University College of Creative Arts, School of Fine Arts, Litmus Research Initiative.

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Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 4
ExhibitionsTitle: Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 4
Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Start time: 1:00pm
End time: 2:00pm
Contact Person: Media Artspace

A daily one hour performance.

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Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 4
ExhibitionsTitle: Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 4
Date: Thursday, 28 May 2009
Start time: 2:00pm
End time: 3:00pm
Contact Person: Media Artspace

A daily one hour performance.

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Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 4
ExhibitionsTitle: Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 4
Date: Friday, 29 May 2009
Start time: 12:00pm
End time: 1:00pm
Contact Person: Media Artspace

A daily one hour performance.

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Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 4
ExhibitionsTitle: Alicia Frankovich: A Plane for Behavers, Performance 4
Date: Saturday, 30 May 2009
Start time: 12:00pm
End time: 1:00pm
Contact Person: Media Artspace

A daily one hour performance.

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