ACTION / REACTION

Rahman Hak-Hagir, Julia Wertheimer, Francesca Lolli (2014)
VIDEO PERFORMANCE + PHOTO DOCUMENTATION

Patellar reflex by Sir Michael Foster: “Striking the patellar ligament with a reflex hammer just below the patella stretches the muscle spindle in the quadriceps muscle. This produces a signal which travels back to the spinal cord and synapses at the level of L4 in the spinal cord, completely independent of higher centres. From there, an alpha-motor neuron conducts an efferent impulse back to the quadriceps femoris muscle, triggering contraction. This contraction, coordinated with the relaxation of the antagonistic flexor hamstring muscle causes the leg to kick. This reflex is a reflex of proprioception which helps maintain posture and balance, allowing to keep one’s balance with little effort or conscious thought.”

Rahman Hak-Hagir ACTION / REACTION (2014)

ACTION / REACTION – A (2014)

Limited (9), numbered, signed & artist certified photo print on alu-dubond, 140 x 90 cm

Concept:
Rahman Hak-Hagir
Performance:

Rahman Hak-Hagir,
Francesca Lolli

Photographer: Julia Wertheimer
Rahman Hak-Hagir ACTION / REACTION (2014)

ACTION / REACTION – B (2014)

Limited (9), numbered, signed & artist certified photo print on alu-dubond, 140 x 90 cm

Concept:
Rahman Hak-Hagir
Performance:

Rahman Hak-Hagir,
Francesca Lolli

Photographer: Julia Wertheimer

ACTION / REACTION
[VIDEO PERFORMANCE]

Performers:
Rahman Hak-Hagir
Julia Wertheimer
Francesca Lolli

Camera Setting & Postproduction:
Francesca Lolli
Thanks to:
M.D. Semih Piskin & Rainer Kriesch