Dan Auluk is an artist-curator living and working in Birmingham, UK.
Auluk's arts practice is interested in the making of art activity (as medium) and the experiences shared through experimental collaborative approaches. The art activity includes experimenting with text, spoken word, sound, video, performance, participation and intervention, manifesting as live art collaborative performances that invite audiences to take part. This live art attempts to blur the boundaries betweeen artist, curator and audience, exploring alternate ways of activating spaces and audiences and destablizing the conventions we are used to, when experiencing art in an exhibition context.
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.