Dan Auluk is an artist-curator living and working in Birmingham, UK.
Auluk's art practice is interested in creating situations that disrupt and displace how we experience art. Experimenting with text, spoken word, sound, video, performance, participation and intervention, sometimes manifesting as live art collaborative performances that invite audiences to take part. This live art attempts to blur the boundaries between artist and audience, exploring alternate ways of activating spaces and audiences.
The Lives of Others (2015) by Dan Auluk
The Lives of Others (2015) will be performed at the Barber Institute at the awards ceremony for New Art West Midlands 2015 on Mar 4th 2015. Auluk will be responding to the activity that takes place, capturing words, snippets of conversation and any movement detected.
The Lives of Others is a response to Auluk’s anxiety degenerating sight in relation to his Diabetes and in part inspired by Ulrich Muhe’s performance as a Stasi secret policeman in the film of the same name set in the former German Democratic Republic, 1984. Muhe’s character Captain Gerd Wiesler is engaged in the surveillance of the suspected anti-communist activity of a playwright and his partner, recording his voyeuristic findings on a typewriter. Similarly, Auluk will be sitting still, visually impaired and typing what he hears and experiences – a disrupted narrative of sorts - in an attempt to capture the space between what is private and public.