What is it the makes you pause and contemplate?
Qu´ est-ce qui vous fait marquer un temps d´ arrêt?
¿Qué es lo que te hace parar y reflexionar?
Waarvoor zou je still blijven staan?
Wofür halten Sie inne?
This question motivates my street-performance SILENCE, traveling to various cities in Europe. And this question is my inner answer to contemporary history in time – as I feel asked by the global events of the day what it is that is my answer. So I would like to pass on this question “What is it that makes you pause and contemplate” to people I don´t know, living at various places in very various ways, and who encounter the question on the street maybe by chance and might refer to it or not, might even not perceive that it is there, or do very well perceive it and then maybe pick it up just in thoughts, but maybe then also reply in writing down their answers on the paper band that will be placed on the ground during the performance. I would like to ask the question sculpturally and in the language of performance, in Silence and without a spoken word. It is written down on the paper band. I am interested in the daily event of the energy of a momentary encounter, inspiring us to grasp it or not. And with the Presence Performance, I would like to move a space of Silence through the urban spaces that people are welcome to refer to or not.
The exact places in the cities and the times of performance during the day will fall into place along the movement of the tour. A very short-term information will be on my homepage.
With the collection of paper bands, following the Presence Performance, an exhibition and concert will be developed, as a compilation of performance results in concert.
Presence Performance SILENCE with Rena Meyer Wiel
may to july 2018 in settled weather conditions in the urban public space
LOGROÑO 28.5. * Calle Portales, 17.00
PAMPLONA 3.6. * Plaza del Castillo, 17.00
PARIS 10.6. * Rue St Merri / Centre Georges Pompidou, 12.00
STUTTGART 18.6. * Königstrasse / Schlossplatz, 11.00
MUNICH 19.6. * Marienplatz, 17.00
KONSTANZ 21.6. * Münsterplatz, 12.00
ZURICH 24.6. * Weinplatz / Rathausbrücke, 15.00
BERN 25.6. * Münstergasse / Mosesbrunnen, 17.00
BASEL 26.6. * Marktplatz, 15.00
FREIBURG 27.6. * Martinstor, 15.00
AMSTERDAM 3.7. * Dam, 15.00
LONDON 10.7. * South Bank, The Queen´s Walk / Gabriel´s Wharf, 12.00
BERLIN 28.7. * Museumsinsel, 17.00
BONN 31.7. * Münsterplatz / Vivatsgasse, 17.00