BEAT BODY is a performative monument by Anna Witt for the women working on the street of Kurfürstenstraße which is parallel to the gallery. She spent some time in the women's environment and asked the women to record their heart beats.
Everyone has an individual heartbeat. This creates a portrait which is very intimate and anonymous at the same time. The personal soundtrack of each woman was transformed into an individual choreography by professional pole dancers from a nightclub in the nearby neighbourhood.
Through the strong self-determined physicality of the dancers, the video sculpture BEAT BODY becomes a tribute to the women of the street and emphazises the value of each individual human being.
Anna Witt’s performances in the form of public interventions as well as her video installations scrutinize the construction of cultural stereotypes and the positioning of the individual within social systems. Her works are situated between fictional re-enactment and documentary staging, representing the problem of subject-formation in relation to political identity, collectivity and civil rights.