“ONE is a work made for the public.
Originally created for the Circa 20:20 New Years Eve countdown to 2021, I am honoured for it to now be a part of Norman Rosenthal’s curation. The video embodies my hopes for 2021 to be a year of change, marking a new period for us all where we stand up for freedom and peace while standing together against structural racism and structural misogyny everywhere.
The work is derived from an experiment of isolating a key element from my performance ’SEX’ and displacing it into a natural setting — the seaside landscape of Normandy. The collaborative nature of my work is cyphered down to a performance of one. Eliza Douglas futilely whips the incoming tide as the sun sets beyond the horizon. The curving horizon is interrupted only be the faint gesture of a lighthouse in the distance, creating a dialogue with the imagined British shore beyond.” - Anne Imhof
"This spring in London, Anne Imhof presented Sex; an exhibition and durational performance at the Tate Modern. Sex was widely attended and long talked about. The fashion world converged with the art world and the swollen mass mostly delighted in the attention Imhof’s gaze offered them. It is nice to have your suffering acknowledged, and after a period of pathological self-optimisation, the time has come to lick our wounds, or howl in public. Over four hours and across five nights a sold-out audience witnessed Imhof’s gang of youths..."
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