The Superhero Project
Performance / Installation / Workshop
Performed at The Scope Art Fair (Art Basel, Miami Beach), Brussels Fashion Week (ModoBrussels), Human Cities (Design Week Istanbul) and the Marta Herford Museum in Germany.
"Previews: Abner Preis – “The Superhero Project” @ ModoBrussels" Arrested Motion.
"As Superman on a foray through the city" Wien.orf.at .
"Superhero Project by Abner Preis at HLP Brussels" FAD Magazine.
"Superheroes Half Way to USA" Modart.
"4. Abner Preis, Harlan B Levey Project" The Word Magazine.
"Ihr artmagazine KunstNEWSletter 23 04 2012" Art Magazine.
"Abner Preis @ Harlan Levey Projects" Trendebeheer.
Noun: A benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman. Artist/Hero can be a lonely job. You stand out in a crowd. Some people find you ridiculous. Others appear angry or afraid of you. It isn’t an easy job, but it’s an honest and socially important one. In The Superhero Project, we find the artist (as hero) performing by going to work in different cities around the world. His job is to transform experience, shift the perspective of other citizens and help bring out the hero in their hearts. His superpower? The ability to help you imagine yours and become a hero. Financial crisis does not make this work easier, but our hero will not be defeated. In an almost militant manner, he carries on.
From The Superhero Project Workshop at a high school in the Netherlands