TRANCE-IT

TRANCE-IT

YEAR: 2004-2005
LOCATION: Senators Lounge Austrian Airlines International Airport Vienna, AUSTRIA
DATE: 09/2004-01/2005
PHOTOCREDITS: ©Ruth Mateus-Berr

DESCRIPTION

Proceeding from the performance Trance-it, Mateus-Berr reflects on expectations and the meaning of waiting.
The embodied experience of waiting at the airport in Vienna and observing the reactions of people according to her poetic sentences, she developed a mixed method series on this topic, exploring what it means to wait with expectations or to free yourself from it.

There are 30 mixed media works engaging in the topic of expectations and waiting:

1. A fairy tale (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
2. Prince Charming (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
3. The three wishes (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
4. The one who promised me never to leave me again (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
5. To tell the truth 1 (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
6. To tell the truth 2 (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
7. The one I love (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
8. The one who promised me a soft landing (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
9. The one I love ‘poetic‘ (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
10. Paths of love (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
11. Painting in black and white (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
12. Flowers of love (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
13. Captured 1 (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
14. Captured 2 (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
15. The one who never called me again (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
16. The one with the highest index (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
17. The one who made me laugh (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
18. The one I gave my heart to (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
19. Sleeping Beauty (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
20. What Color has love? (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
21. Dreamy (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
22. The one who made me float (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
23. Levati! (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
24. The one who never gets picked up (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
25. Pick me up on your high horse and ride me to the end of the world (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
26. Why it is essential to believe in something to find it (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
27. The most successful (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
28. Colored (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
29. What they are waiting for (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm
30. The lonliest one (2003), mixed media. 60x80cm

More information

In addition to the 30 mixed media art pieces and the performance the Ruth Mateus-Berr created an online tool where website visitors could enter their own text for "Whom or what you are waiting for?".

Click the link below to see the artist's performance on this topic:

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