During Stream Switch the performers move between the spaces, objects and visitors of the museum. Obeying imaginary physical laws, they work with their bodies against the gravitational pull of actual and fictional worlds – or allow themselves to fall.
How do bodies communicate with their surroundings? With empathy? Violence? Tenderness? Consideration? How do they behave in the gravitational field of the museum? And which experiences do they take with them when they leave this space.
Berlin-based artists Philipp Bergmann and Thea Reifler work in the field of visual anthropology, visual arts and performance. In their works they use performance as a tool to create encounters in both hermetic situations and readymade settings. Bergmann and Reifler collaborated with and have shown their work at 3hd Festival Berlin, Museum Giersch, Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt, Transmediale Berlin, Museum of Natural History Bern, Sophiensaele Berlin, Oper Darmstadt and others.
Stream Switch, 2018
by Philipp Bergmann and Thea Reifler
Performance: Rocio Marano Miguez, Thomas Proksch, Alexey Kokhanov