Linenality

 

Debates globally discuss if Greece, a Country in crisis, should stay or leave Europe. In Germany, which plays dominant role in the selection of European decisions, most of the population reacts and expresses its dissatisfaction arguing that the Greek crisis aggravates the same. The opinions of the people in Greece to remain in the EU differ in social and political level. The performer, being in Germany at that moment and influenced by the sociopolitical condition, walks in the thin line of a two opposing directional street.

 

A slow pace with steady steps implies an absurd safeness. Vehicles move in opposite directions from either side of the course. The velocity of the vehicles changes, as they decelerate and then accelerate. The line of the course appears without beginning and end, suggesting an inexistence of explicit beginning and terminal points. The walk on the line implies a non-selection of one of the two indicative situations. It symbolizes a transition and the criticality of it, while it discloses the limit as experience, acceptance of a situation. The non-definition of the movement’s duration renders the line infinite. The line continues and disappears in the background.

 

STEUBEN | WEIMAR | 2011

Performance duration: 24 min

Video duration: 6.24 min