1. performance
      14 July 2005


      Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht
    2. In her aptly titled solo performance Gold, Alexandra Bachzetsis continues to explore the proverbial gold standard of the libidinal economy that buttresses contemporary visual culture – the erotocized, empowered female body. Propelled, among others, by a riveting dance track courtesy of Missy Elliott, Kelis and Khia – a potent symbol of sex-laden female power in her own right – Gold deftly plays around the ambiguous choreographic vernacular of hiphop and R&B: a black-and-tan tits-and-ass show complete with the obligatory sprinkling of gold dust, Bachzetsis’ solo piece offers a powerful and fully embodied reflection on dance culture, visual pleasure and the commodification of fantasy.
      Source: the artist’s website.

    3. Gold
      Concept: Alexandra Bachzetsis
      Performer(s): Alexandra Bachzetsis
      Artistic advice: Danai Anesiadou, David Blum, Lies van Borm
      Production: Helga Duchamps
      Financially supported by: Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland

      1. Alexandra Bachzetsis, 'Gold', May 2005, Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht. Photography: Sal Kroonenberg
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