, Bruch‘-

X-Erinnerungen, Tangente St. Pölten,
28–30 June 202428–30 June 2024

INTIMATE STRANGERS

 

With Joscha Baltha, Ina Kollçaku, Nick Romeo Reimann. Contribution by Milena Büsch.

 

Intimate Strangers imagines the encounter between performer and spectator as a contractual relation characterised by anonymity and the implicit agreement to dissimulation. A hotel room becomes a resort of virtualities – enacted cultural memories, embodied or suspended fantasies, assumed roles or narratives – facilitated by the work of the hosting performer, yet dependent on the desire of the consuming guest. By exploring the therapeutic and liberating potentials of professionalised intimacy among strangers within a semi-private environment, ,Bruch‘- evokes a model of application for performative labour secluded from the representational hegemonies of public theatre.

 

Curated by Matthias Lillienthal, Friederike Kötter, Helena Eckert.