Sept 30, 2010

Performance Series: Express Fight Clubby Hiroko Tanahashi

Date: Sept 29, 2010, 20:00 Uhr


Location: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

Express Fight Club post theater [new york / berlin / tokyo]
A Media-Guided Choreography-Machine
In a multimedia performance on a subversive union, 30 anonymous actors act out the choreography of an alternative »Fight Club«. The performance concept has already been implemented with local actors in Berlin, Salamanca, Cologne and Taipei. The premise is always the same. The interpretations, however, change through the participants: Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club and David Fincher’s film of the same name ask whether our jobs are really our vocations. And what, if not work, determines our self-image?

Whether in the context of contemporary dance or theater, Japanese media artist Hiroko Tanahashi’s video projects always play roles that go far beyond the decorative. The media themselves become performers in a game in which the categories »live« and »produced« and sometimes even »performer« and »audience member« can no longer be divided. Previous versions of Express Fight Club have already been on view at the National Museum of Singapore, at the Staatsoper Berlin, at Chiao Tung University in Taiwam and in the last Tanznacht in Berlin.

Duration: approx. 40 minutes in English and German.
Capacity is limited, so please reserve at

Made possible with support from the Capital Cultural Fund, with the support of Tanznacht Berlin, the Staatsoper Berlin and the National Museum of Singapore.

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