“I’m fascinated by duration in performance and by the blur that time makes of the borders between art and life. What starts as art becomes something else.“ Tim Etchells
Alexander Gottfarb sets up shop to present Negotiations. For a whole year, thirteen dancers of different generations take turns performing at this subsidiary of TQW every day during regular business hours, i.e. from 10 am to 6 pm – dancing is labour.
Negotiations takes the form of a public social ritual that analyses the practice of collaboration, dialogue and exchange. The movements oscillate between recognisable iconic gestures and abstract patterns. Negotiations invites the audience – as well as accidental passers-by – to stay in the “Filiale” for as long as they like and to keep coming back. The duration of a year will present many opportunities to view this work under ever-changing parameters. After all, the performance on a dark Monday afternoon in winter offers a very different experience from that on a hot Sunday morning in the summer.
Information and highlights of the programme will be available at tqw.at.