Split Action

Split Action is a series of interventions in the public space: In each case, Iris Julian embodies one of her alter egos by inscribing tattoo-like text on her body.
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Iris Julian: performer; Manuel Maxl: camera
Split Action performance
During the exhibition opening at the Generali Foundation in Vienna, Iris Julian showed up as Olga Sibirovskaia, a political figure. The messages "free" and "contract of employment?" that were written on her arms critiqued the Austrian labor relations that have deteriorated in the recent years.

Before the performance of the group Supermamas, Julian appeared as Fleur Chevy, a celebrated French choreographer. The writing on her arms, "fleur" and "observateur," alluded to the sociological phenomenon "to see and be seen," a recurring subject matter in the Superamas' performances.


Iris Julian as Olga Sibirovskaia during the opening at the Generali Foundation.

 


A drawing showing Olga Sibirovskaia during the opening at the Generali Foundation.

 


Iris Julian as Fleur Chevy before the performance Empire by the Superamas.

A drawing showing Fleur Chevy before the performance Empire by the Supermamas.

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