٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ 2GETHER

Performative programme within the exhibition Gotong Royong. Things We Do Together

  • Exploring emergent patterns of music, dance and art, the event brings together artists and choreographers active in deconstructing the frame of the exhibition space. Presented in the context of the public program supplementing Gotong Royong. Things We Do Together, the presentations question the role of the performer within the hierarchy of institutional structures, asking: to what extent is the framing of performative narratives coopted by art institutions and curatorial statements? What is the role of performance in assembling anti-institutional bodies of resistance? And finally what are the paradoxes of anti-institutional bodies performing within institutions?
  • Through a series of playful and radical gestures 3 artists have been invited to respond to these questions. Together, their works will form an ephemeral essay.
    • Dorian Batycka


  • Programme
    • 7:00-8:30 pm
      • Kasia Wolinska & Ashiq Khondker
        • Dance, Pilgrim, Dance [I see America dancing]
          • Lenin himself applauded Isadora Duncan when she performed in Moscows Bolshoi Theatre to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the October Revolution. After she returned to the USA, the Soviets sent her a telegram: ‘‘The Russian government can alone understand you. Come to us; we will make you a school. Dance, pilgrim, dance... is a choreographic study of 3 dances created by the legendary experimental ballerina Isadora Duncan during this period.
          • The performance was originally produced in the frame of the Solo Project Plus 2017 at Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk.
    • 8:30-9:00 pm
      • Lara Joy Evans
        • Absence of ethics in mud and oil
          • Amidst the mud I find myself in a fluid echo chamber, a melted cave. A cave of darkness and chaos, a cold blind comforting underworld, which seems to animate my rabid movements. In this cave of mud and oil, I find no direction to a where or a destination, from the mud on the surface of the cave to the oil in its depths, this is a place of not knowing.
    • 9:00-9:30 pm
      • Justin Francis Kennedy:
        • A Dark Patch
          • Exploring the transmutation of darker themes through freak death dance, anecdotes about real and fake surveillance and real-time lullabies