Long Durational Performance

«I’m the product of natural selection when my parents decided to have sex. But I make the daily decision not to be fat, to have my hair long and in natural colour, to have several tattoos and to have a piercing in my vagina. Only some of my shiftings are obvious. My sneakers are too tight so they make me walk silly as I have distortion with my legs. The sidepieces of my glasses are too tight they leave two furrows in my head and make me look seriously skinny sometimes. The heredity of features skips one generation, my grandson will maybe have the same eyes as I have. You can’t wait for that. You can have it your way. Do you consider your body as a product of nature? Your body is a wonderland. Would you rather have sex with me or with my clone?»

In a long durational performance four sisters are moving in a strict frame made out of data collected from their bodies. The movements of the siblings and their positions in the space are dictated by measurement of their chests or the length of the legs - who is the tallest, who has the biggest feet? Through constant repetition, the long duration of the performance and shifts in styling the human constitution is slowly pushing away the relentless frame of the choreografy.



6.2.2016   Friction at Keine Disziplin Festival at Gessnerallee Zürich

Photos ©Diana Pfammatter

Concept and choreography Oliver Roth / Performance Cosima Grand, Ilona Grand, Rabea Grand, Salome Grand / Photos Diana Pfammatter / Produced by Friction and Gessnerallee Zürich Supported by Migros Kulturprozent Zürich