20 to 22 March 2014

Alexandra Pirici

Delicate Instruments Handled With Care

19 bis 22 Uhr / On-going Action

Delicate Instruments Handled With Care revolves around iconic moments anchored in our collective memory: significant artworks, key moments of famous films or citations of popular events, gestures or memes. Alexandra Pirici and her ensemble evoke these moments subjectively and associatively for the audience, transforming them through playful appropriation. Visitors are invited to stroll about the theatre space and to come and go as they please. They select from an offer of performative actions and thus design their own performance experience. Delicate Instruments Handled With Care reduces performance to its essentials and considers which defining moments we wish to witness or experience anew. The performers draw on their own experiences, knowledge and subjectivities to embody the desires of the public and engage in a close exchange with the audience. On the performers' menu are, among others, the dead Ceausescu couple, the monolith scene from Stanley Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey, Jane Fonda’s aerobic videotape from 1985, an excerpt from Pina Bausch's Café Müller, Mozartkugeln, the philosopher Slavoj Zizek, and a lot more.

After projects such as the one-to-one performance Home 1./The Institute of Empathic Practice, Alexandra Pirici continues her research into empathic practices at imagetanz Festival. In Delicate Instruments Handled With Care she pursues her interest in transforming the monumental and iconic in embodiment and reconstruction. Along these lines she realised the project If you don’t want us, we want you in public space in 2011 and worked with Manuel Pelmus at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 on the piece An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale. Alexandra Pirici is a choreographer and artist from Bucharest. Her work has been recently presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami and the Centre Pompidou in Paris among others.

Idea Alexandra Pirici With Madalina Dan, Farid Fairuz, Manuel Pelmus, Alexandra Pirici Lighting Andrei Dinu

A co-production of Alexandra Pirici and imagetanz/brut Wien.
With the kind support of The National Center of Dance - Bucharest (CNDB) and Erste Stiftung.

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