Art Show YOU MIGHT AS WELL HAVE SUNG THE SWEDISH NATIONAL ANTHEM performance by Farid Fairuz
Friday, October 30th, 2015 – 15:00
Caminul Cultural and Atelier 35 present:
YOU MIGHT AS WELL HAVE SUNG THE SWEDISH NATIONAL ANTHEM
performance for a single male participant
concept & performance: Farid Fairuz
length: approximately 1.15 h
Sign up & Participation
In order to take part at this performance we kindly ask you to sign up sending an e-mail to: [email protected] Your participation will become available only after receiving the confirmation from the organizers. Please sign up at least 24 hours before the performance day you choose.
Friday 30 of October: 15:00 | 16:30 | 18:00 | 19:30
Saturday 31 of October: 13:00 | 14:30 | 16:00 | 17:30 | 19:00| 20:30
Sunday 1st of November: 13:00 | 14:30 | 16:00 | 17:30 | 19:00| 20:30
Co-produced by: Solitude Project, German Cultural Centre Timisoara/Performative Arts Festival Timisoara, Caminul Cultural
Partner: Atelier 35
A project supported by ERSTE Foundation
“You Might as Well Have Sung the Swedish National Anthem” doesn’t speak about the Greek economic crisis nor does it approach dry economic analyses, but rather subtly and fluidly it descends into the politics of intimacy, where initial impulses and tensions will turn thoughts into intentions, gestures and actions, and also into projects, public policies, economic and other measures that will alter the realities in which we live.
The artist Farid Fairuz considers time is the first essential resource that is being stolen from us. He sees his current performance as a political gesture of stealing one hour from our constant preoccupation with competition, efficiency and productivity and also as returning that hour to a single male participant. Before him, the artist will unveil the inherent manipulations of the artistic act, as a first step in understanding the way in which power can operate at more subtle levels and also as a new negotiation possibility between two parts.
“You Might as Well Have Sung the Swedish National Anthem” brings everything down to human scale and reopens an intimate and comfortable space of dialogue and reflection, finding normality precisely in the midst of a performance which he will tenderly thrust in the surrounding reality.
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