durational performance ⏳ 1 year



“I’m fascinated by duration in performance and by the blur that time makes of the borders between art and life. What starts as art becomes something else.“ — Tim Etchells

Alexander Gottfarb sets up shop to present Negotiations. For a whole year, dancers take turns performing at this subsidiary of TQW every day during regular business hours, i.e. from 10.00 to 18.00 – let’s not forget that dancing is proper labour. The mammoth project is the third performance by the Swedish choreographer that examines the relationships between movement and systems of belief.

Negotiations takes the form of a public social ritual that analyses the practice of collaboration, dialogue and exchange. The movements oscillate between recognisable iconic gestures and abstract patterns. Negotiations invites the audience – as well as accidental passers-by – to stay in the “dance subsidiary” for as long as they like and to keep coming back. The duration of a year will present many opportunities to view this work under ever-changing parameters.

Concept and choreography: Alexander Gottfarb
Performers: Sophie Augot, Esther Balfe, Stephanie Cumming, Alex Deutinger, Pawel Dudus, Soraya Emery, Alexander Gottfarb, Katharina Illnar, Nanina Kotlowsky, Martyna Lorenc, Raul Maia, Anna Maria Nowak, Patric Redl, Charlotta Ruth
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Lighting: Peter Thalhamer
Music: Guenther Berger, Sophie Augot, Alexander Gottfarb, Raul Maia
Composition: Guenther Berger
Co-production of Tanzquartier Wien and Kunstverein Archipelago
Supported by: Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria

Time frame: 27.01.2018-26.01.2019

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photo credit: (C) Kati Göttfried



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Negotiations (2018-2019)durational performance

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Love & delay (2015)performance

WYSIWYG (2014)performance

Back to Bone (2014)performance

Instant (2014)performance

4plus1 (2014)performance

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