Elena Bajo, Feiko Beckers, BERGERNISSEN, Christian Falsnaes, Veza Fernández, Vlatka Horvat, William Hunt, Maren Maurer, Claudia Pagès, Phillip Schulze, Mårten Spångberg
Individual dates from September 1 to 18, 2016
Concept: Marion Eisele and Julia Schleis
Our living environment is constantly changing to the beat of just a few mouse clicks. A fast-paced, simultaneous, and negotiating regiment runs the show. Within the context of current communication technologies, global connectivity, and an "anything goes" mentality, it is no simple task to find one´s own standpoint—even selective or temporary. This leads to insecurities, which can in part pave the way for extremely rigid dogmas.
TAKE UP YOUR SPACE is a program of eleven performances at KAI 10, that seek to envision the balancing act between daily decisions and fathom the limits of one's own and other's expectations. The works deconstruct predominant mechanisms, such as the (presumed) separation of high and pop culture or the impact of group dynamics. The performances—having installative, theatrical, musical and dancing character—enter the space of personal life stories. They seek for self-empowerment and ways of encountering the environment. Through the title the project encourages visitors to experience themselves as participants and actors in the different—real, social, or virtual—spaces.