BREAKING & MAKING ROUTINES, Goethe-Institute, Rotterdam
March 5, 2016
Performances by: Yingmei Duan (CN/DE) | Clara J:son Borg (SE/NL) | Evamaria Schaller (AT/DE) | Florian Feigl (DE) | Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat (FR/DE) | Jolanda Jansen (NL)
20:00 hrs. till midnight
Goethe-Institute, Westersingel 9, Rotterdam, NL
During the Rotterdam Museum Night, the Goethe-Institute will open its doors for an evening of performance art. The event, Making and Breaking Routines, presents performances by artists from Germany and the Netherlands. The title of the evening refers to the moments between routines, for example daily or unconsciously performed activities. A routine can be a welcome habit performed at home, but it can also be an artist’s role in public or the way in which visitors’ expectations are expressed. Routines are sometimes revealed as such in the art of performance. A performance can also be experienced as an attempt to break a bodily or thinking routine.
The 6 artists take up different positions in their work. Since 2009 Florian Feigl has positioned his performances within the temporal unit of 5 minutes. Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat uses the structure of song known as the “Ritournelle.” Wherever Evamaria Schaller performs, the work is conceived in relation to the venue’s site. The routines of audience behavior are in question in Jolanda Jansen’s mapping works, while in Clara J:son Borg’s performance the meaning of the “we” will be reflected up on. In one of two performances planned for the evening, Yingmei Duan searches for solutions for how to hold on to her friendships.
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