Performance Artists, 2012
JocJonJosch’s interest in this work lie with the ambiguity of perception and specifically in the distinction between the audience and performer. They examine where that divide exists, when and how it forms, who is who and how an encounter between the two is experienced.
By staring at each other (Joschi at Joc, Joc at Jonathan, Jonathan at Joschi), the three form
a discreet but definite triangular connection identifiable by their physical positions in the gallery. The exclusive connection between Joschi, Jonathan and Joc might or might not be recognised by gallery visitors as they walk between them and through the unphysical connection.
The significance is not so much for each visitor
to recognise the presence of this interconnection but instead, if they do encounter it, how this happens and what effect this has on the viewer, the performer and the group as a whole?