Hyperfluid Circumstances

Performance, 2020

Three performers interact with the objects installed in the room and gradually integrate the recipients into the performance. The atmosphere in the room is created by the smiles of the performers, atmospheric sounds, fragrance and subdued light.

Embedded in a staged feel-good atmosphere, the recipients are gradually and immersively involved in the performance: On the one hand, they are looked after - their wardrobe is received and they are given transparent capes to wear - on the other hand, they are made to gradually do the activities of the performers. So they find themselves in the situation of holding  a light installation or receiving a hand fan. After the performers gradually leave the room, the recipients remain alone in the room.
Can the atmosphere, which was characterized by the physical presence and the smile of the performers at the beginning of the performance, also be maintained as soon as they are absent? How can a responsibility that otherwise weighs on the individual subjects be transferred into a state that is experienced, borne and passed on collectively?