A site-specific spatial and performative intervention on the inoperative tracks in the Basel Dreispitz Areal.
A new situation. We are trying to understand, to cope to continue. Co-presence, the fundament of performance all of a sudden seems a danger - the future uncertain and far.
At the periphery of the city of Basel we disappeared for a moment, without knowing where it would lead us. A celebration of the poetic nowhere and everywhere, reflecting on distance, desires and shifting our vision, our vanishing point off tracks.
Where is this summer leading us to?
With and by Dramaturg Maja Bagat, architect Elena Chiavi, sound designer Daniel Steiner and Verein der Flaneure.
Christoph Merian Stiftung and GGG Basel
‣ October 5 - 14
‣ December 5
Embodying Bauhaus / 101 Bauhaus Fetishes
Performance Workshop, Bauhaus Dessau
Elias Kurth (b. 1984 in Aarau, Switzerland) is an artist, performer and architect based in Berlin. Working across these disciplines, Elias Kurth explores the tensions between fictional and factual spaces, between individual fantasies and societal realities.
The projects vary in scale, duration and media, and always draw from the human body as a source of knowledge. Using movement as a thinking tool, Kurth develops intersections between performance, architecture and visual arts. His curiosity for the yet unknown and a strong sense for spaces and emotions create situational poignant experiences. The work, ranging from sensitive gestures to brute physical acts, reveals his playful reading of internal and external realities and their conflicts.
Elias Kurth graduated from London Contemporary Dance School ‘The Place’ (2009) and worked with several choreographers such as Lea Anderson, Requardt&Rosenberg or Compagnie Shifts. He graduated as an architect from the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin (2018) where he studied amongst others with Jean-Philippe Vassal, Enrique Sobejano, and Alexandra Ranner. He has worked as an architect for Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation and Compagnie KHZ. His own work has been shown in the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany and Switzerland.
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