Excess

Excess is a durational, performance piece that addresses our complex relationship to consumer capitalism, the culture of materialism, and labour. Over the course of a nine-day period, Johannes Zits will interact with a stockpile of clothing, responding to notions of excess, waste, and fast fashion. His work harnesses the agency of the performative body to explore the relationship between personal and public, and the various constructs of that relationship. Employing elements of spontaneity and chance, the artist emphasizes self imposed limits and restrictions as means to confront the audience with their own implicit beliefs.

Excess was was performed over 9 days as part of the exhibition Holding Patterns, at Planet Storage facility between October 11th - 21st, 2018. It was curated and presented by Art Spin collective, Rui Pimenta and Layne Hinton.

Thanks to all the people the contributed the documentation of this work; Omar Estrada, Alex Majerus, Sandra Brewster, Rui Pimenta, Layne Hinton, John Armstrong, Henry Chan, Ed Pien, Linda Duvall, Sonja Obradovic, Polina Teif, Mary Oko, Leena Raudvee, Holly Timpener, Julian Jenkinson, Michelle Forsyth, Anne O'Callaghan and Kristina Guison.

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