Programme

Simone Aughterlony

Autonomy Porn

Part of #HAUonline
HAU Youtube Channel

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On 13 May the premiere of Simone Aughterlony‘s Remaining Strangers should have taken place at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. For the known reasons we now show the video "Autonomy-Porn" instead of the performance:

““Autonomy Porn” is something we have been working on for the duration of the process and it feels uncannily relevant to share now. What you will see is an extract of material re-contextualized in light of the situation we find ourselves in. Autonomy Porn is just that, a perverted close-up, the neo-liberal fantasy of total autonomy pursued to saturation point. Following this nightmarish scenario, we find that everything is still here yet we have no more affect upon the things that bind us.”

Simone Aughterlony

 

Remaining Strangers

Simone Aughterlony returns with an elaboration of the guest/host relation and all that ensues: Notions of the Stranger quickly emerge as those present get involved in recognisable social situations like a dinner party with a DJ and toasting farewell to the things that we have already lost. Folding chairs in constant rearrangement offer seating until the sense of locality and momentary belonging begins to deteriorate. We realise the resources are becoming few and largely repurposed. Especially now, how can we consider the very place we are without the binds of ownership? How can we re-approach or land back to something that was never ours yet simply held us for an epoch of time? Acknowledging the infinite difference between people, “Remaining Strangers” hovers amongst the endurance of the return and the discord located in not being able to.

 

Cast

By and with: Jen Rosenblit, Gary Wilmes, Hahn Rowe, Simone Aughterlony, Joseph Wegmann, Carlotta Holy, Jorge León

Dates

  • Past
    Wed 13.5.2020, 21:00 / HAU Youtube Channel

Credits

Production: Simone Aughterlony / Verein für allgemeines Wohl. Thanks to: Tanzhaus Zürich.
Presented as part of #HAUonline.

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