Patricia Woltmann & Margret Schütz: Circuits KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017)


KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin


This project focused on the body and its immediate presence. The students began the week by exploring the exhibition space on the ground floor and in the main hall, in order to physically relate to the presented work by artists Hanne Lippard and Ian Wilson. The research towards possible narratives was continued with the development of performative duets. With the help of reduced choreographic guidelines, each couple developed an encounter – aggressive, friendly or shy. The resulting sequences of movements were supplemented by short texts and statements, which arose by the confrontation with the exhibition. If you met yourself as an 80 year old, what would you say to yourself? How long can you hold your breath? Where do you see yourself in ten years? What would you do if this were to be your last day? Like Hanne Lippard and Ian Wilson in their artworks, the youngsters occupied themselves with small and big questions related to time. As a result a parcours performance was presented within the exhibition space.

Choreography: Patricia Woltmann and Margret Schütz