DUOs #1 Zierle & Carter
‘Internal Exile – Where is Home now?’ explores various personal notions of belonging and ‘non belonging’, of home and of desolation, bringing focus to what actions it takes to move from a space of non belonging back into a place of belonging. A rich fabric of actions and iconic images unfold, in which the audience is invited to contemplate their personal notions of belonging and collectively construct a sense of home.
Interdisciplinary, multi-sensory and often site and context responsive, Alexandra Zierle (DE) & Paul Carter’s (UK) practice spans performance and live art, socially engaged practice, video, sound, installation, and photography.
Through their collaborative practice, Zierle & Carter critically examine different modes of communication and what it means to be human, addressing notions of belonging, dynamics within relationships, and the transformation of limitations. Their work sites an embodied investigation into human interactions and encounters, acting as an invitation to venture into the spaces in-between the external and internal, permanent and transient, spoken and unheard. The work fundamentally explores society’s conventions, traditions, and rituals, often flipping them on their head, reversing orders, and disrupting the norm. Their work has been exhibited extensively internationally throughout Europe, Canada, United States, South America, Australia, in Asia and Africa.
Alexandra Zierle (DE), Paul Carter (UK)