Group Performance, 2013
Warm-up: a set of physical exercises conducted immediately before a training or race. The role of a warm-up is to mobilize the functions of an organism and prepare it for a forthcoming activity.
Warm-up, a group performance is a part of a social event – the opening of a show. This warm-up is excessively long and aimless. It is a preparation for something that will not eventually happen.
Performance structure: 10-15 performers /artists, curators/ limber up during the opening. The course of a warm-up is loose – performers either fully concentrate on particular exercise figures or, if they want, they socialize and converse with other participants of the opening. They still continue their activity: limbering up and stretching their bodies. The performers are in plain clothes rather than in sportswear. The performance is situated in the first room of the show where it is also officially opened. I assume the performers will inspire not only themselves but also other visitors of the opening and they unconsciously start to imitate gestures and movements of the performers while conversing. The unconscious engagement in the performance is the basis for my assumption and I, myself, am curious how this behaviour will or will not work.
Performers: Katarína Poliačiková, Kata Mach, Mária Štraneková, Dominika Jackuliaková, Ivica Čampová, Peter Kollár, Daniela Krajčová, Jarmila Mitríková, David Koronczy, Erika Miklošová, Michal Stolárik