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I-On explores the sculptures by Austrian artist Franz West. The so-called “Adaptives” or “Fitting Pieces” are objects intended not only for contemplation, but also for taking them in hand and using them as prosthetic extensions of the body. In “I-on”, Bulgarian performance artist, Ivo Dimchev, uses West’s objects for a personal confrontation with contemporary art. In an absurd and intense collage of physical interactions, he playfully confronts his concrete living body with the abstract and stiff materiality of the objects.

Dimchev touches, explores, mounts and batters his Adaptives with humour, but also with an unbelievable intensity, which seemingly brings out his darkest sides.” Elisabeth Nehring


Performance by Ivo Dimchev

In collaboration with Franz West

Production: Volksroom (Brussels - BE) and Humarts Foundation (Sofia - Bulgaria) 

Management and Distribution: Something Great (Berlin - DE) 

Photos: Nada Zgank