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Alicia Frankovich, Volution, 2011, still from a color film in 35 mm transferred to HD video, 2 minutes 41 seconds.

Alicia Frankovich

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Alicia Frankovich, Volution, 2011, still from a color film in 35 mm transferred to HD video, 2 minutes 41 seconds.

The performance Jumping Guy, 2011/2012, added a carnival touch to the summer-evening opening of Berlin-based New Zealander Alicia Frankovich’s exhibition “Bodies and Situations.” The darkened gallery, filled with bustling, chatting viewers, was further animated by the presence of a male performer in exercise gear who bounced on the spot, seeming not so much athletic as just exuberant. The continuously looped digital projection Volution, 2011, was the main light source in this room; it showed other performers in a sunny Berlin street, circling one another and jostling in a pantomime of someone intervening between two people fighting. Their movements appeared to provide rhythmic cues for the live actor, as did those of a large silver fabric disk that shone out of the darkness across from him, Man Walked on the Moon, 2011, which bobbed and spun like a soft Len Lye sculpture, tugged

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