I WANT TO BE YOUR INBETWEENNESS
YOUR RAW CRACK, BEARING WITNESS TO PAVEMENTS, MELTING TO MOLASSES
I INHALE YOUR EXHAUST
In Alice Peragine's work, breathing in the exhaustion of others becomes a metaphor for physical and material connectedness with the urban and technological environment. Her newly produced performance SOFT ROADER questions the interdependence of technologies and bodies using the example of the automobile. A camouflaged SUV moves slowly from the courtyard of the Lothringer 13 Halle to the parking lot of Haus der Kunst. Soft fleece is gently rolled out of the trunk onto the asphalt in a kind of breathing motion, becoming an act of caring in rough times. As the French group Télepopmusic phrased it already in their 2001 song 'Breathe"':
“I brought you something close to me […]
There’s nothing to do but believe
Another day, just believe
Another day, just breathe […]
I’m used to it by now.”
We're all used to it by now. But how can we remain sanguine and assertive when appearing, exchanging and interacting are central to our own practice? In the permanent sounding out and renegotiation of constantly changing situations, institutional questions also come into view: How can art and an experience of art be made possible with closed doors? SOFT ROADER shifts, switches into another gear. We're used to it by now. Another day, just breathe.
The video of the performance SOFT ROADER and an artist talk will be launched by the Haus der Kunst as part of the online program And outside the city, curated by Lisa Paland on May 15, 2021. As part of the exhibitions by Kapwani Kiwanga and Phyllida Barlow in the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the online program leads the public space as a place of communal encounters and the dissolution of boundaries.
May 15, 2021, 6 p.m. online at hausderkunst.de
Soft Roader - A performance by Alice Peragine with a artist talk
SOFT ROADER was commissioned by Haus der Kunst and in cooperation with Lothringer 13 Halle.