FADO Performance Art Centre is proud to present a new solo performance work by Dorothea Rust (Switzerland). The evening will also include a performance from Victoria Gray (UK).
My (our) languages is (are) (long ago already) ramified: expanding to technological documentation and medias of expression, onto the handling with objects, including music, sound, text and movement/choreography and probably more to come. Thus constantly throwing another (new) light onto the relationship and my (our) being with others present or absent in a (different) space/place, be it audience, visitors, co-performers.
I don’t consider performance as an ephemeral, singular event, disappearing like a soap bubble. I see it as a space and a 'milieu’ [The term 'milieu’ refers to Jean-Luc Nancy in: Sybille Krämer: Medium, Bote, Übertragung – Kleine Metaphysik der Medialität, 2008 , pages 54 – 66], me (us) moving in it, being part of a flow, of a social, cultural environment, hence performance an incident, an intervention, a disturbance, a time/moment in a process ...
Any kind of preparation and processing before and after – such as script, notation, documentation, narration, photos, video, audio — can function as a possible trace which can become again a script and material for the next performance, a new intervention, disturbance etc., like Ariadne’s thread in a labyrinth with many exits, which is picked up not only by me, but by others. Thus the performance doesn’t belong to me, it’s part of a 'milieu’, others as much belonging to it and being part of it as me.
Dorothea Rust's appearance in Toronto is in partnership with VIVA! Art Action. Established in 2006, VIVA! Art Action is an international performance and live art festival presented once every two years in Montréal. The festival takes place with the participation of the network of artist-run centres in the city.
Image credit: Body-Temperature by Dorothea Rust. Delhi Perofrmance-Day. 2012. Photo by Rahul Giri.