Ayla Pierrot Arendt
2017 ROUTINE – a documentation of real time
This 8-hour long polyphonic live-performance works with the routines of performance-making, of Japanese everyday life always on the verge of emergency and of the collaborative creation of common imaginations in which we can experience time with each other in a different way. There were dancers, video clips, live-music sessions, techno beats and sound experiments, as well as a cook who was preparing meals and coffees from waste food throughout the 8 hours. A transport band carried food and waste that accumulated throughout the shared time and measured this experience with the poetics of recycling and re-thinking.
8 hours of work. 8 hours of leisure time. 8 hours to merge our different experiences of common time and space. In the intersection of shared emotions and imagery, we address each other in search for a documentation of real time. We go through 8 hours of transition that encompass real life time and imaginary routines within a lifetime that is based on our imagination and artistic translation of everyday experience. There is time for a common meal, boredom, interest, naps, chats, interaction and observation. We come together to use our individual motives of expression to create a shared imagination where we rely on each other and where we can trust that we are safe and our time together is valued.
ROUTINE is based on research of the everyday structures of Japan and reconstructs our individual ways of translating common time.
Trailer ::: https://vimeo.com/219341625 https://vimeo.com/219342225 https://vimeo.com/219342918
Creation: Sam Fried, Émilia Giudicelli, Ayla Pierrot Arendt * Dancers: Laura Susanna Burgener, Simon Fleury, Reut Nahum, Marcella Moret, Benjamin Sunarjo * Costume: Kristin Gerwien * Light: Pasi Pehkonen * Audio Programming: Fabian Gutscher * Live Cook: Manuel Phil. Bischof * Production: Eva Winkler-Ebner