PerformanceProcess
60 Years Performance Art in Switzerland

20 September 2017 – 28 January 2018

Calendar of live performances at Museum Tinguely

Heinrich Lüber, Volute, 2015-2017  Installation und Performance © 2017 Simon Letellier / CCS

Heinrich Lüber, Volute, 2015-2017 Installation und Performance © 2017 Simon Letellier / CCS

Heinrich Lüber
Volute

19 September 2017–28 January 2018
Heinrich Lüber's, Volute will be activated frequently throughout the exhibition.

Neopost Foofwa (Jonathan O'Hear & Timothy O'Hear & Martin Rautenstrauch, in collaboration with Foofwa d'Imobilité)
 

DAI (Dancing Artificial Intelligence), 2017
 

Daily performance times: 11.30 am /12.30 pm /1.30 pm /2.30 pm /3.30 pm /4.30pm /5.30 pm

DAI is a robot with artificial intelligence developed by Jonathan O’Hear, Timothy O’Hear, and Martin Rautenstrauch, based on the choreographical philosophy of Foofwa d’Imobilité. DAI is meant to learn to dance and ultimately develop a certain stylistic autonomy.

Live performances in December


Martina-Sofie Wildberger
Speak Up!
2 December 2017

12–3 pm

Speak up! is a performance with three performers (Tobias Bienz, Denise Hasler, Julia Sewing) and the artist. Each performer reads out texts of everyday or historical origin and moves about the space in a modular choreography as they do so.

Marius Schaffter & Jêrome Stünzi
Constructionisme
2 December 2017

3 pm

 

Schaffter and Stünzi demonstrate how sovereignty over the social shaping of reality can be reconquered. They build study objects during a preparatory phase on site. Schaffter presents and analyses these newly created “sculptures” during the performance.

Gisela Hochuli
In Touch with M.O.
2 December 2017
3.45 pm

With In Touch with M.O. Hochuli refers to the works of the artist Meret Oppenheim (M.O.), her aesthetic, but also her materiality and historical and social dimensions.

Yan Duyvendak, My Name is Neo (For Fifteen Minutes), 2009   Performance TCI, Paris, 2009 © 2017 Nicolas Spühler

Yan Duyvendak, My Name is Neo (For Fifteen Minutes), 2009 Performance TCI, Paris, 2009 © 2017 Nicolas Spühler

Yan Duyvendak
Keep it Fun for Yourself
Self Service

My Name is Neo

2 December 2017

4.30 pm

 

Keep it Fun for Yourself, 1995–2017
Duyvendak performs a cappella songs that are devoted to art and question the role of the artist.

Self-service, 2003
A camera on a tripod is focused on the photo of a concrete building, the image appears on a monitor. In the artist’s hands the moving screen ultimately no longer transmits the still image, but begins to record new aspects of the building like a camera.

My Name Is Neo, 2001
What remains when the screen goes blank again, when Batman, James Bond or Neo the One have vanished? An action movie – Matrix – encounters the corporeality of a human being.

San Keller, Nach der Kunst, 2014  Performance im Aargauer Kunsthaus, 2014 © 2017 San Keller / Foto: Roman Gaigg

San Keller, Nach der Kunst, 2014 Performance im Aargauer Kunsthaus, 2014 © 2017 San Keller / Foto: Roman Gaigg

Live performances in January


Basel Museums Night
Special PerformanceProcess program

with San Keller & Heinrich Lüber
19 January 2018

6 pm–2 am

John M Armleder & Christian Marclay,  Simultaneous Duo Version, 2014  Performance in der ECAL (École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne) © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Foto: Catherine Ceresole

John M Armleder & Christian Marclay, Simultaneous Duo Version, 2014 Performance in der ECAL (École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne) © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Foto: Catherine Ceresole

John M Armleder & Christian Marclay

Simultaneous Duo Versions

25 January 2018 

7 pm

In 1985 in New York and in 2006 in Philadelphia, Armleder and Marclay realized various performances together. Simultaneous Duo Versions was developed, performed and recorded on film on 11 March 2014 at the ECAL, Lausanne. They are united by an understanding of art that – in a very serious way – does not take itself at all seriously, that can work with much or very few resources.

Symposium Museum Tinguely and Kunsthalle Basel

26–27 January 2018

Co-organized by Museum Tinguely and Kunst-
halle Basel, in partnership with Centre culturel suisse Paris, the symposium takes place at the two venues on January 26 and 27, 2018. An international gathering of historians of performance art, artists, curators, and other practitioners will discuss the theoretical, historical, and practical aspects of performance art and its legacies.

Christian Marclay

Presentation of a new performance

26 January 2018 
7 pm

 

Past live performances

Vernissage

19 September 2017

from 6.30 pm onwards
Massimo Furlan, Blue Tired Heroes
A group of older “Blue Tired Heroes” strolls through the museum in Superman costumes.


Ioannis Mandafounis und Aoife McAtamney, One One One
One One One, created in 2015, is the first joint project by Mandafounis and McAtamney. In a public place, outdoors or indoors, two empty chairs invite sitters to spend some time. As soon as a person takes a seat, one of the dancers tries to catch the sitter’s eye and dances for as long as eye contact is maintained.


at 7.15 pm Katja Schenker, Forteresse
Forteresse is performance and sculpture simultaneously. The artist first builds a polygonal structure in clay. For her performance she positions herself in the middle of the construction and cuts up the walls in a physically very elaborate gesture with the aid of a cord.Forteresse was realized for the first time in 2011 in Geneva.


at 7.30-8.30 pm Gianni Motti, Real Time
Motti’s work is based on the unexpected – always true to his motto, “wrong place, right time”, he invites himself to places where nobody is expecting him. For PerformanceProcess he awaits visitors during the opening on 19 September 2017 at 7:30 pm Park – anything can happen.

Massimo Furlan; Blue Tired Heroes, 2016  Performance © 2017 Massimo Furlan; Photo: Pierre Nydegger

Massimo Furlan; Blue Tired Heroes, 2016 Performance © 2017 Massimo Furlan; Photo: Pierre Nydegger

Live performances in October


San Keller
Perform an Institution for 24 Hours, retrospective
13–14 October 2017 
The performance starts at 11 pm on Friday night and lasts 24 hours


 

Take part
11 pm–11 am 
Schlafen Sie mit San Keller vor den Türen zur Kunst, 1999
(Under the protico, outside)
11 am–1 pm 
San Keller trägt Sie hoch zur Kunst, 2002
(Museum's entrance area, ground floor - 2. floor)
1–2 pm 
Nothing is Perfect, 2005
(A tour through the Museum)
2–4 pm 
Digestiv (Walk), 2009
(Outside in the Solitude Parc)
4–6 pm 
Nach der Kunst, 2014
(First floor gallery of the Museum)
6–11 pm 
Open end, 2017
(Under the portico, outside)

Don't forget your sleeping bag!

Gregory Stauffer
Dreams for the Dreamless 
15 October 2017  

3 pm at the exhibition floor, ground floor
 

The performance was created during an artist fellowship in Finland. Dream and wakefulness are the
key themes of this work, in which lights, objects, gestures, videos, texts and sounds are overlaid.

Christoph Rütimann 
Cactus Crackling: A Riverside Composition 
15 October 2017   

4.15 pm in the Barca 

Rütimann utilizes cacti in an unconventional manner by transforming them into musical instruments with the aid of recording devices.

François Gremaud, 2b company,  Conférence de choses, 2014  Performance 2b company © 2017 Simon Letellier / CCS

François Gremaud, 2b company, Conférence de choses, 2014 Performance 2b company © 2017 Simon Letellier / CCS

Live performances in November


François Gremaud & Pierre Mifsud
Conférence de choses, retrospective
14–18 November 2017
(French)

Conférence de choses is a collaborative and encyclopedic stroll through the field of contemporary knowledge. The script also leaves room for improvisations, which react to the context of the performance. From 14 to 18 November the conference takes place in different 53 min. versions at five locations in Basel. On 19 November a 5 hours conference will be presented at Museum Tinguely.
 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5.15 pm
Roche Tower
 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 5 pm
Media library HGK of the FHNW, 8 floor, building D
 

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 6.30 pm
Kunsthalle Mulhouse
 

Friday, 17 November 2017, 12.30 pm
GGG public library, Basel
 

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 2 pm
Cartoonmuseum Basel
 

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 12 – 5 pm
All 5 parts in one retrospective at Museum Tinguely 

Anne Rochat & Laurent Bruttin
Presentation of the new performance "Klingende Nacht"
18 November 2017 

1–6 pm

 

For PerformanceProcess at Museum Tinguely Anne Rochat develops a new performance featuring the musician Laurent Bruttin in which she explores a persistent, altered state of consciousness.

Roman Signer, Vers la flamme – Ein Konzert mit Störung, 2014  Videostill Roman und Aleksandra Signer, St. Gallen © 2017 Roman Signer

Roman Signer, Vers la flamme – Ein Konzert mit Störung, 2014 Videostill Roman und Aleksandra Signer, St. Gallen © 2017 Roman Signer

Roman Signer

showing of Restenfilme with
Stefan Rusconi (Live-Piano)

18 November 2017 
4 pm

Restenfilme is a cut-up of the edited scenes, out-takes and technical markings for the experimental
Super 8 films produces by Signer. The projection of this montage is accompanied by live music by the pianist Stefan Rusconi.
5.30 pm

Roman Signer
Presentation of a new performance
18 November 2017 
5.30 pm

 

Massimo Furlan; Morges, 2002  Video Numero23Prod., Lausanne © 2017 Pierre Nydegger

Massimo Furlan; Morges, 2002 Video Numero23Prod., Lausanne © 2017 Pierre Nydegger