New Social Sculptures 1: Survivalist Fantasies
Installation and Live Performance, 2012
What are the effects of the permanent state of crisis? What do mountain gorillas have to do with city dwellers of the 21st century? What do the statements of a heart attack patient have in common with a group of school children loitering in a gallery? Economic crisis, global warming, nuclear winter, we are constantly reminded that we are on the brink of disaster.
The performance brings together the concept of crisis, the form of social choreography and moments of the unexpected within the framework of the Kunstmuseum Thun. It is a performance of possibilities in which we explore how we understand being together.
The performance includes
- a performance choreography by Michele Sereda with 30 children from a local primary school
- a demonstration by Colonel i Gst Hans-Ulrich Haldimann, Commander of the Thun Military Base.
- a lecture by Prof. Klaus Zuberbühler, Primatologist at the University of St. Andrews
New Social Scultpures 1, was commissioned by Kunstmuseum Thun, CH in 2012