Performance Program


Geumhyung Jeong, CPR Practice, 2013
Rabih Mroué, Riding on a Cloud, 2014

Wed January 13, 2016
7:30 p.m. | WKV

8 p.m. | WKV

Fri January 15, 2016,8 p.m. | WKV

Sat April 9, 2016, 8 p.m.| Theater Rampe


Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
(Anna Weber, Stephan Thomas, Hermann Degel and Marc-Steffen Bremer)
in the context of Albrecht d.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sergio Zevallos (Madrid and Berlin)
The Singing Lesson
World premiere | ca. 60 minutes | With: Lena Sutor-Wernich
Venue: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

In his performance, which has been specifically developed for the exhibition The Beast And Is the Sovereign, the artist Sergio Zevallos receives singing lessons. The subject of the lessons is the German national anthem. The scholar is neither a native German-speaker, nor does he have experience in singing.
Step by step the attempt to overcome this “cultural distance” turns into an intervention in and distortion of melody and text. The singing lessons become a sort of “dressage,” consisting of multiple training units, which provide various options for intervening. As a result, the song is given multiple meanings.

The title of each exercise corresponds to a series of strategies that aim to reject governmental politics of order and are compiled by Zevallos himself.  Moreover, he uses techniques from experimental music and electronic sound synthesis.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 8 p.m.
Geumhyung Jeong (Seoul)
CPR Practice
2013 | 55 minutes
Venue: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

“CPR stands for ‘cardiopulmonary resuscitation’, or, resuscitation through heart massage and mouth-to-mouth. In CPR Practice, Geumhyung Jeong is practicing CPR in a re-enacted emergency, in which she sticks to the CAB-instructions, C: compressions, A: airway, B: breathing. The medical training session slowly transforms into a sensual game. Jeong’s work focuses on the relationship between the human body and physical objects.”


Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8 p.m.
Rabih Mroué (Beirut)
Riding on a Cloud
2014 | 65 minutes
Venue: Theater Rampe

This screen-assisted performance is based on the story of artist Rabih Mroué’s younger brother, Yasser Mroué. At age seventeen, Yasser suffered from aphasia after being shot in the head during the Lebanese Civil War. Left with a “problem with representations,” he could recognize people and things when they were in front of him but not when shown to him as images. The doctor recommended that Yasser begin to make images as a way of recovering an understanding of the relationship between reality and representation.
Yasser appears on stage as himself, speaks about his life, and projects the videos he produced as a part of his recovery. With its fragmentary structure that mixes media formats and discursive registers, Riding on a Cloud is a poignant elaboration of Rabih Mroué’s ongoing interest in illuminating the vicissitudes of constructing truth, particularly in the aftermath of conflict and trauma.

A project by
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

In cooperation with
Theater Rampe

Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Paul B. Preciado, Valentín Roma

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart
Tel: +49 (0)711 22 33 711
Entrance: free

Theater Rampe
Filderstraße 47, 70180 Stuttgart
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Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart