Alexandra Bachzetsis – 2020: OBSCENE (museum version)

Alexandra Bachzetsis (b. 1974) is a choreographer and visual artist who lives and works in Zurich. Her artistic practice is located at the intersection of dance, performance, visual art and theatre. Many of her works are concerned with choreographies of the body and in particular with the ways in which we appropriate gestures, modes of expression, patterns of identification and fantasies from popular culture as we constantly reinvent and define our bodies.
2020:Obscene is Alexandra Bachzetsis’s latest work, and the museum version is receiving its première at the Kunsthaus. In it, she uses performance to explore the interdependencies between the ‘scene’ (acting and staging), and the ‘obscene’. 2020:Obscene is at once exhibition and live performance. The exhibition objects serve both as projection surface for a film and as stage set. The live performances will take place at specified times in the exhibition gallery.

 

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY Alexandra Bachzetsis // COLLABORATION, CONCEPT AND STAGE Sotiris Vasiliou // COLLABORATION, CONCEPT AND DRAMATURGY Dorota Sajewska // CREATION AND PERFORMANCE Alexandra Bachzetsis, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Tamar Kisch, Sotiris Vasiliou // SOUND DESIGN Tobias Koch // COSTUME DESIGN, CONCEPTUAL ADVICE AND RESEARCH Christian Hersche, Ulla Ludwig, Laurent Hermann Progin // COMMUNICATION DESIGN Julia Born // PHOTOGRAPHY Melanie Hofmann // HAIR AND MAKEUP Delia Sciullo // TECHNICAL DIRECTION AND LIGHT DESIGN Patrik Rimann

 

3 CHANNEL VIDEO WORK Alexandra Bachzetsis made in collaboration with Michał Englert // DIRECTED BY Alexandra Bachzetsis in collaboration with Michał Englert // CAMERA Michał Englert // VIDEO EDITING Sotiris Vasiliou and Alexandra Bachzetsis // PERFORMANCE Alexandra Bachzetsis, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Tamar Kisch, Sotiris Vasiliou // HAIR AND MAKEUP Delia Sciullo, Giada Marina Giorgio // CAMERA ASSISTANCE Paweł Żelasko // DIGITAL IMAGING TECHNICIAN Marcin Boguszewski // SOUND COMPOSITION AND EDITING Tobias Koch // SOUND RECORDING Arian Frank // COSTUME DESIGN Christian Hersche, Ulla Ludwig, Laurent Hermann Progin

 

PRODUCTION AND TOUR MANAGEMENT Association All Exclusive, Regula Schelling, Franziska Schmidt // PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Juliana Simonetti

 

SPECIAL THANKS to DelgadoFuchs, Jia-Yu Corti for participating in the Open Studio research; Bernhard la Dous, Charlotte Holstein, Alban Schelbert, Jon Brunke

 

SUPPORTED BY The cooperative support agreement between the City of Zurich, the Canton of Zurich, and Pro Helvetia—Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung // CO-PRODUCED BY Kunsthaus Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Dampfzentrale Bern, L’Arsenic –Centre d’art scénique contemporain Lausanne, ADN Neuchâtel, Tanzquartier Wien, Gessnerallee Zürich. THIS PERFORMANCE IS A CO-PRODUCTION in the frame of the Programmers’ Fund of Reso—Dance Network Switzerland, SUPPORTED BY Pro Helvetia—Swiss Arts Counc

 

Date and time of the exhibition:

Vernissage: 24/03/2022

From: 25/03/2022 to 01/05/2022

Tue, Fri – Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed – Thu 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

SHOWS
TEAM
BOOKING
Kunsthaus Zürich

Friday, 1. April 2022,

Saturday, 2. April 2022,

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Alexandra Bachzetsis, Tamar Kisch, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Sotiris Vasiliou

Tobias Koch

Patrik Rimann

SHOWS

Kunsthaus Zürich

Friday, 1. April 2022,

Saturday, 2. April 2022,

TEAM

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Alexandra Bachzetsis, Tamar Kisch, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Sotiris Vasiliou

Tobias Koch

Patrik Rimann