Barbara Visser b. 1966
Lecture on Lecture with Actress (2004)
Duration: 19 minutes
For a discussion night on the topic of reality and fiction, the artist was invited to talk about her practice. Instead, Visser employed a tall blond actress with no previous knowledge of her work, to do the lecture instead, equipped with an invisible earpiece, repeating – almost in slow motion – the words prompted to her by the artist.
[...] a different actress giving a lecture, again as Barbara Visser, on the first performance, illustrating her talk with video footage. Self (re)presentation becomes entangled in conceptual strategies that result in carefully choreographed confusion. (text by Sven Lütticken)