Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri have cited Fluxus artist Robert Filliou in his assertion that "art is what makes life more interesting than art" since initiating their collaboration in 1999. The two artists (who also maintain individual practices) consistently seek to fulfill this maxim, entertaining the possibility of a compelling and committed aesthetic practice that might adequately respond to the magnitude of historical events. In so doing, they have eluded conventional categories such as cultural activism or political engagement, using poetic disruptions and fragmentary discursive elements to survey a slippery terrain of ambiguous intentions and conceptual meanderings.
source: 2010 Artforum International Magazine (PDF)
Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri Presentation youtube(07:30)