The Opening is a long durational performance installation during which wounds are applied with make-up on a naked body. By accumulating the wounds over a long period of time, the classical character of the nude model becomes a terribly beautiful painting between naive, playful, brutal and scary.
Julian Weber is a choreographer/dancer and visual artist. He studied at HBK Brunswick, Academy of Arts Vienna, HZT Berlin and the Theaterschool in Amsterdam. He works intensively on spaces of interaction involving body, material and movement. He collaborates with artists such as Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz and Tino Sehgal and creates his own work at the intersection of visual and performance art. With his work the tourist he won the Berlin Art Prize 2015.
Photo: Julian Weber