• Dance & performance
  • Hosted event
  • Part of the project Imagine Human

60 mins.


The “Imagine Human” program continues with the second event, the “Codomestication” performance by Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey, co produced by TQW and the authors.  The performance will be followed by an artist talk moderated by the program’s curator, Adriana Gheorghe.

“We created this performance no only because we want a society that integrates children and differences, but also because of the way those “who are different” are seen inspires us, especially through their potential to undermine and break predefined working patterns” – Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey

The artist couple, Albert’s happy parents, combines concepts relating to affective work, child care and artistic work, their work addressing the precarious nature of all those mentioned before. The two of them invited Albert to be their choreographer, director and possible perform for “Codomesticaton”. Coexisting and working together with a small child can bring many challenges and frustration – we, as adults, might very well need to give up many of our personal desires and artistic ideals, in order for this work to become possible.

“Children force adults to become either anarchist or authoritarian” (Darren O’Donnell in ‘Haircuts by Children’).

A society that forces choice between work and time spent with your child, between artistic work and emotional one, is not acceptable for us. We live in a world in which the notion of work is continuously transforming. We will need to take a close look at children in order to understand what work might mean in the future.  

Krõõt Juurak and Alex Bailey are artists and performers based in Vienna. Their recent collaboration include the works Animal Jokes (for Animals) and Performances for PETs, performed in various public and private spaces in Europe. Krõõt Juurak was present in Bucharest with the works Bad Mood and Various Moods, in 2018, at Salonul de proiecte, within Live Duration Theory.“Imagine Human” is a performance program created by Adriana Gheorghe. What if the human was not something that needs to be exceeded, but, on the contrary, something that is being imagined. What if performance and performativity wouldn’t be abused notions (impossible in the Romanian language) and would become frequencies that would bring closer the human side and imagination and would make possible transgressive poetic and political actions. What if performing and receiving a performance would, simultaneously, be an invitation to reformulate and imagine one’s own subjectivity and to imagine new roles in society or, why not, new realities. What if performativity would be that virus that destabilizes recognizable mediums and formats, producing intermedia panic (Might look like a performance but…) and exactly this indetermination would become a large poetic and political force!

Choreography and interpretation: Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey

Photo credits
Vlad Brăteanu

Tanzquarter Wien

The “Human Image” project is organized by the Solitude Project Cultural Association and co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

With support from
DANCE ON TOUR AUSTRIA – a Tanzquartier Wien project in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

National Center for Dance Bucharest, Tanzquartier Wien, tranzit.ro, Anca Poterașu Gallery

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