Emergency Exit Here-Now

Solo performance

The heroine is treading the line between a professional artist and an amateur human being, caught up in the struggle for success and recognition in the highly competitive art world, climbing to the top until she collapses... to face the necessity to forge a new feminine way of being in the world. The human condition is the main subject matter of this work, addressing the concepts of the ego and the self.

The performance was originally conceived under the title In Her Room in Vienna during the 3rd Living Room biennale in November 2011. The work has been performed in Vienna, London, Berlin, and Amsterdam, whose edition was later turned into a movie. A shorter version of this work, La Liberta, was created into a baroque opera and performed in W139 gallery in Amsterdam in 2012. The work further evolved into a performance Emergency Exit Now-Here, premiered at OT 301 in 2012.

»Some day there will be girls and women whose name will no longer signify merely opposite of the masculine, but something in itself, something that makes one think, not of any complement and limit, but only of life and existence: the feminine human being.« Letters To A Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke

Concept: Inga Cholmogorova; butoh dance: Sakurako; sound: Phil Von (Von Magnet)
Organisation: Red Dawns
In collaboration with: Menza pri koritu
Supported by: Education, Audiovisual and Culture
Executive Agency