The Artist Is Not Present questions the idea of presence and the physical limitation of this word, as well as questions the assumed authority of “the artist“. It is a short, somewhat absurd piece that seems to ask more questions than it answers.
Written and directed by Claire Blake
Musicians: Gloria Damijan, Katrin Hauk, Bernhard Schöberl, Gabi Teufner
Performer in film: Claire Blake
Assistant Director: Sarah Scherer
Video clip filmed by Steffi Neuhuber
Performed at Das Off Theater, Vienna on the 28th May 2015, as part of Grenzwerte 6, organised by snim.