solo performance, 2013
In my place is a performance addressing the issues of a position, of being in place of someone else. To be in place of somebody else is possible only when we literally get in place of somebody else. It is impossible to understand, experience or see what the other do until we are not In the same situation. I follow in the footsteps of my video performances taking place on various stages, scenes and I try to get the viewer of this performance acquainted with this experience.
I stand in the middle of the stage and ask the unprepared audience one simple question: “Is there anyone who would like to stand in this place?” If there is anyone who comes and swaps my place, then this person is left alone on the stage, without any help in front of the audience.
It is very hard to assume the course of the performance as well as reactions of the audience. It is highly probable that I will stand there for eternity and keep on asking the same question. Or it might turn out to be a vivid social game that ends when everyone is fed up with it.
It is interesting to observe the performance with such a clear conception, though without any scenario, and see reactions of the audience, which becomes an important part of the performance.