Alice Peragine, performance TRANSLUCENT, 2018. Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott



My coincidental encounter
My tender tight
TIME OUT


Alice Peragine’s performances and mixed-media installations are aesthetic experimental arrangements. The various components refer to control and monitoring mechanisms as well as the effects of digitization on individual bodies. With the aim of putting the conditions for a free scope of action up for debate, Peragine explores the relationship between the public and private space, analyzes signs of hierarchical structures and translates symbols of institutional power into the visible and tangible realm.

Her exhibition titled Safety Zone refers to safety elements and rescue measures used to protect the human body. Peragine addresses given dependencies between the human being and the machine by creating an installation setting that reflects moments of loss of control and the collision of body and technology. The exhibition at VIS is opened by a performance titled Translucent. It examines the relationship between the body and information in order to capture “the mutual constitution and indeterminacy of embodied configurations.” (Elizabeth Grosz).

Alice Peragine (b. 1986, lives and works in Hamburg) presented the exhibition Hard Drive at Galerie Conradi, Hamburg, in June of this year. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Et al, San Francisco (2018), Kunstverein Hildesheim, New Museum of Modern Art, St. Petersburg (both in 2017), and Kunstverein in Hamburg (2016). Peragine was also represented at Bangkok Biennial 2018.

Kindly supported by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and the Federal Chancellery of Austria.


Alice Peragine, performance TRANSLUCENT, 2018. Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Alice Peragine, performance TRANSLUCENT, 2018. Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Alice Peragine, installation view Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Alice Peragine, installation view Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Alice Peragine, Hard Drive – Hard Wear, 2018. Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Alice Peragine, installation view Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Alice Peragine, Buffer, 2018. Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Alice Peragine, installation view Safety Zone, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


JFK Airport, 2018 © Alice Peragine