Shrinking Space

a performance exhibition 

 

Shrinking Space was presented on July 24th and 25th 2020 at the Zwischenräume Festival in Salzburg. The concept for the performance exhibition is based on the idea of ​​a reading room in which stories about solidarity and human rights are exhibited in the form of sheets of paper and bodies as living sculptures. The performance exhibition took place in a two-story empty space in Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse, which is normally used for commercial purposes. The empty space in the old town has been transformed into a space for ideals - a space for solidarity, human rights, the space for action, the space for life and freedom.

Shrinking Space is built on solistic movement and textual materials from the performance exhibition Extraordinarily Intolerable (2019), and developed into a duet with Tomaz Simatovic and Andras Meszerics. The movement materials for this work are inspired by the monument dedicated to Solidarity from 1953, by the sculptor Oreste Dequel, exhibited in Izola, Slovenia. The work draws inspiration from the figuration style of Dequel, representing two male figures.