Preceding the opening of the exhibition Violent Amurg, collaborative duo New Noveta debut a new performance at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 featuring a sound piece produced by musician Vindicatrix and costumes by fashion designer Xenab Lone.
Over the past several years, collaborative duo New Noveta have developed a series of kinetic performances during which the two artists physically struggle, often frantically, to mutually accomplish an urgent yet Sisyphean task. Responding to what they perceive to be a pervasive atmosphere of conformity and control within high-pressure, primarily metropolitan societies, New Noveta reproach everyday ‘task-fulfilling’ within the now-mandatory management and regulation of the self, magnifying the dual poles of labor and estrangement that put the body in Capitalism under duress.
New Noveta was formed by Ellen Freed and Kiera Fox in 2011 and are based in London, UK. They recently performed Ryzyk Fizyk at the Annual Bipolar Performers Meeting in Sopot, Poland (2017), Nxjerr Ate at Forde in Geneva, Switzerland (2016). They will perform as part of the Performance Project curated by Eva Birkenstock at this year’s LISTE – Art Fair Basel, and have an upcoming exhibition at Kunstverein Freiburg in 2018.