Performance by Christian Falsnaes (DK), with Søren Berner (DK)
Curated by Søren Berner (DK)
What happens when people have to give up control and simply give in to instructions and orders? Christian Falsnaes addresses a highly current topic as he wants to make visible the mechanisms of following authoritarian orders that organize society but that we normally don’t recognize. His works are based upon the interaction between audience and artist and deal with rituals, social dynamics and group behaviour in highly codified social fields like the art world. Falsnaes gives instructions to underscore the significance of individual will, turning the reactions of his audiences into material for their own self-reflection. Together with the public he mirrors social situations, allowing fundamental social structures to become visible.
For Cabaret Voltaire, he conceives an evening in collaboration with curator Søren Berner in which nothing will be filmed, nothing will be produced and no result is to be expected. No Title No Work. Instead, the focus will be on individual and collective experience. The evening will evolve through experimentation and discussion involving everyone attending. Leave your inhibitions and your phones at the door. What happens in Cabaret Voltaire stays in Cabaret Voltaire.
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