Where Do You Wanna Go Today (Variations)
An androgynous fictional character born out of the sea of information that currently surrounds us, Price explores the personal disorientation of a generation that has grown up with mass culture and the omnipresent Internet. By probing the mechanisms at work in mainstream pop culture and the way that music is perceived today, Price plunges the audience into the depths of their own being. As if waking up from a hazy sleep, he acts quite like a child left to their own devices would, he confides in the invisible: his feelings, his fear, love and disillusion. The performance is like a secret you’re free to explore, an invitation into the intimate confidentiality of one who’s looking for something. Between his wandering around and his songs, his evolution within the space is both mental and physical; each item of clothing he puts on is another facet, like the different emotions that traverse his body and his songs. As the performer gradually becomes aware of the audience’s presence his manner of discourse and address evolve. He interrogates, accuses and shares while always ensuring the audience have absolute freedom of interpretation.
Sa 9.2 The Collectif (c)ouverture invites you to an informal talk with the artists 20 min after the show.
Mathias Ringgenberg (Zurich), aka Price, is a transdisciplinary artist who juggles between performance, music, visual art and video. His work explores the emotional conditions of contemporary life and tackles questions related to identity and affect in an era of disorientation resulting from globalisation, neoliberalism and the ever-growing role Internet plays in our lives. The musical performance «Where Do You Wanna Go Today» may be adapted for different venues - be it a gallery or club – making it so that each «variation» will be open to totally different interpretations. The artist won the Swiss Performance Art Award 2018.
Concept & performance Price (Mathias Ringgenberg)
Dramaturgy & character coach Mira Kandathil
Movement research Ivan Blagajcevic
Voice coach Katarzyna Sitarz
Music producer Alban Schelbert, Modulaw
Foto documentation Karolina Miernik
Foto editorial Senta Simond
Administration Mathias Ringgenberg
Coproduction Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound, Leuven
Support Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Ernst Göhner Foundation
Thanks to Tanzhaus Zürich, Workspace Brussels, Montevideo Marseille and Mario Winkler Company GmbH