A manifestation for the quasi-public situates the performance's estimation in an active process of degeneration while proposing to see ourselves in the perspectives of our lungs.
By doing a breathing performance, life itself becomes the object of added value.
Das Leben selbst wird zum Gegenstand der Wertschöpfung.
if our very breathing is the object to evaluate, the object of added
value, must my breathing then become a virtuoso breathing?
Das Atmen wird zum Gegenstand der Wertschöpfung.
contrast to the factory weaver, the weaving of the virtuoso is not
exhausted by what she produces, and does not take place in private,
beyond the public, but rather in public and in front of, or together
smoke of the cotton factory chimneys became literally the breath of
patriarchy.The phantasm of modernism, the brutality of supremacy. Now,
they manifest themselves...
...in the air...
air is wrong. The air is bad. The air is dead.
Dead air, hereish and nowish, how does it belong to me?
Virtually you are attached to the endurance of the otherwise.
The breathing in this breathing performance is the object of added value.
air is the context.
The air will not accumulate, not reproduce itself, not be air-conditioned.
It will be scorching.
[excerpt of the performance script]
Soundsources: a heavy, heavy duty(2016)
by Stefanie Knobel with excerpts in French and English language by Georgia
Fotos: Miwa Negoro, 6. Moscow Biennale for Young Art/The School of the Ende of Time.
6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art/The School of the End of Time, Moscow (RU)
Room, Pro Helvetia at Art Basel, Basel (CH)
grammar is your(s)?, On Curating Project Space Zurich, (CH)