MS Performance Weekend
Friday 20 & Saturday 21. 05 / Muzeum Susch
From Friday 20th to Saturday 21st May, Muzeum Susch will bring together collaborators across dance, choreography, visual art, film and literature involved in the programme of Muzeum Susch to share recent manifestations of their work with the public.
Participants will include celebrated writer Ariane Koch and musician Nadja Zela; dancers and choreographers Eszter Gal, Michiel Keuper, Peter Pleyer and Maria Zimpel; Director of Photography Claudio von Planta; and curators Joanna Leśnierowska and Agnieszka Sosnowska.
MS Performance Weekend accompanies and celebrates the launch of MS#3 reader. The publication brings together carefully selected contributions that highlight, further develop and discuss different aspects of Muzeum Susch’s recent activities.
Friday 20th May
Opening the programming on Friday is Ariane Koch, the Swiss author and ex-resident of Muzeum Susch’s residency programme. She will read an extract from her celebrated debut novel Die Aufdrängung (The Imposition). Literary critic Paul Jandl, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, said of the book, ‘Comparing this magnificent first novel to the great Kafka does it no disservice – on the contrary’. This will be followed by a conversation with the public.
Saturday 21st May
On Saturday, Eszter Gal (Budapest), Michiel Keuper and Peter Pleyer (Berlin) will dance, talk and visually compose in Muzeum Susch’s Auditorium. Their lecture-performance Cranky Interventions. Dance and visual arts in choreographic dialogue expands on their past exchanges as collaborators and their research for the new project Terrestrial Transit that they initiated while in residency at Muzeum Susch in January 2022. Inspired by the emancipation between dance and choreography, they will take over and play within Muzeum Susch's auditorium settings. Permanently installed in the auditorium, artist Xanti Schawinsky and his painting will watch over the weekend of performances. From Bauhaus to Black Mountain College to New York City and back home to Switzerland, Schawinsky’s story will lend us a red thread as participants weave the past into the present through their embodied histories and practices.
Joanna Leśnierowska and Agnieszka Sosnowska - curators at Muzeum Susch - will invite attendees for a walk through the current exhibition Feliza Bursztyn: Welding Madness dedicated to the pioneering Colombian artist to shed some light on movement and fascinating performative aspects of her oeuvre.
The programme will close with the anticipated Swiss premiere of WATERDANCES / Yes Poems, a film created by Maria Zimpel in close collaboration with Claudio von Planta (as the director of photography) following her residency in Susch. Zimpel invites you to dance through the Engadin Alps. The relation between dance (practice), natural landscape and the framing of it by a camera the focus of this experimental, feature film. WATERDANCES /Yes Poems explores Zimpel's idea of the body as a transmitter and the ecofeminist idea of embodied nature. It tells the non-linear story of a body’s encounter with natural forces. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the artists.
Curators: Joanna Leśnierowska, Agnieszka Sosnowska
Producer: Aleksandra Wojtaszek
The entrance to each event is 20 CHF.
You can buy the tickets directly at Muzeum Susch reception or book them here.