Zizi Rincolisky

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Zizi Rincoliskys performances represent similar to her film and her installations a metaphorical conversion of the speaking being’s psyche. As described in the concept this transformation appears in the form of texts, acoustics, images and means of experimental psychology. Zizi applies multimedia artistic expression in order to stimulate the senses of the viewer. Her focus is on the day-to-day encounter with the subject who speaks: the child, the mother, the woman, the man. Her aim is capturing their delusional ideas and transforming them into works of art. Each performance contains an installation, drawings or a sculpture and/or a film, part of the story, which are then exhibited in a public space or commercial gallery.


Knotting non sense to sense

A loom in Essaouira, monotonous noise – monotonous existence.
A young woman marked by her division. Father – père – disgust – lost fatherland – lost- meanings – all threads are hanging loose –
Finding new sense by knotting


la mer-la mère

La mer - la mère - das Meer - meer - mehr - more - encore
Jacques Lacan : "Encore", Seminar XX on Feminine jouissance.
Performance at Warren Beach Rosscarbery, West Cork, Irleland, 2007 and 2008, West Cork Art Center, Summer exhibition

Drawn by wild confusion
I went down to the shore
Playing the desire of the mother
And its infinite horizon

The pain’s sweet wound subsides
In the tide
Without logic or meaning
And brings a halt to the ripening seed
The circle of life’s unfolding
Embryo, birth and looking glass
Reveals the drama of desire
Which in its melancholy
Is left unsatisfied

The other voice which
shapes the sense of you
My dearest. (pause)

In my watery reflections I decipher
Love and hate
Beyond the sea of discontent
Discerning the abyss
Between my ideal self and I

I face the source
of all destructive power


Solitary Confinement Documentation

2011 - Berlin and Brussels
Performance, Hebbel Theatre Berlin 2011, Hau 3, Festival 100°
Stage equipment: 3 video projections, 2 canvasses of fabric, one couch

“Solitary Confinement” was performed in Brussels and Berlin. It marked the beginning of my work in terms of translating the spoken word into a work of art, be it drawing, painting, film or installation.
I let young girls, middle aged and old women speaking through my voice about what does not work in their rapport with the Other. (m(O)ther, father, partner, psychoanalyst). Celine Bourseaux attempts to grasp glimpses of this impossibility with her paintbrush.

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L’Amour Fou and Pikachu

2013 - Berlin
Performance by Zizi Rincolisky,
Hebbel Theatre, Festival 100°

Pikachu, extraterrestrial hermaphrodite, sexless, eternal child, product of the nonsensical signifiers of his displaced parents! Who has it? Father or mother? The phallus remains signifier of the void, no body has it. In his fantasy Pikachu has it, because the mother attributes it to him by her words. Thus the extraterrestrial hermaphrodite lays it down in front of his mother on the stage, cuts his hair and veils the phallus with it. Through this act the hermaphrodite makes a choice, it identifies with the woman who at the end of the film l’Amour Fou seems to have the phallus as the signifier of power. But it is a veiled, imaginary phallus, that the mother has, which seems to fill her void. Pikachu becomes the tom boy (garçon manqué), the boy who is lacking something.