the david liver
the david liver
In writing, performance and visual art, David Liver incisively provokes the boundaries that define cultural standards.
David Liver considers writing to be the root of his creative output. A major theme of Liver’s is the institution of the so called “Alterity” in the western social identity and it’s particular system of faith.
Recognizing "Jewishness" as a role conferred by a history of all discrimination (and discrimination as an aesthetic system of values which are close by the artistic experience), Liver inhabits certain racial stereotypes in order to displace them and conjure a more ambivalent identity, one that comes closer to reflecting his personal experience of being lost in translation of his own background. In his "confessional" column and speeches, Liver explore a more intimate voice composed by a shifted comedian-like-mode of writing and keeping the heritage of the conceptual art.
Performances such "Dein Jude", the “Cheap talk series” or “From the general intellect”were all poorely documented but Liver’s keeps a written testimony of all of them that he consideres as the official left-over of his actions and his actual work as an artist.
In addition to its guerilla-style artwork and its unorthodox performance pieces, which involves everything from interacting with strangers to wall writing, Liver is well known for its manipulation and pervesion of languages, inspired by politics, ancient religious scriptures and other personal hand-written texts.
David Liver is know for his duo work in collaboration with Rugiada Cadoni. Y Liver were active from 1999 to 2013. Since 2013 art critic Fabien Pinaroli is collaborating with the artist and curating some of Liver's perfomance textes which they call pre-actement.
In 2013-2014 Liver curated part of the exhibition program at Galerie Nivet Carzon in Paris, Including the exhibition of IAIN BAXTER& and a side Frasq Performance festival in collaboration with Le Générateur.
David Liver is a former member of the artist run magazine and art group E IL TOPO/& IL TOPO.
Currently he lives and works in Brussel and Paris.