Andrea Saemann

b. 1962, Switzerland
www.performancesaga.ch

Andrea Saemann lives and works as artist and curator in Basel, Switzerland. She loves to work within artists initiatives and plattforms. From 1997–2000 she was the coordinator of Kaskadenkondensator, a space for contemporary art and performance in Basel. In 2001, in collaboration with art historian and art producer Annina Zimmermann, she curated in the outdoor project Helle Nächte. With artist Lena Eriksson, Saemann initiated the project space lodypop in Basel. From 2002–2011 she worked with art historian Katrin Grögel on Performance Saga, a project that transmits and updates the history of Performance Art on many different levels and promotes a dialogue between the generations. It includes the conception and realization of performance pieces, the publication of video interviews and the planning of events.


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Engagements

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed