You will find a selection of past:
99% bacteria-free explores connotations of bacteria, hygiene, and eating habits aiming to reflect cultural contexts and their contemporary practices. It invites the audience to examine, critique, and smile at non-official but widely accepted ‘rules’ that control our everyday behavior, i.e., sterilizing our hands with hand sanitizer before meals, cleaning our cutlery before eating in cafeterias, and not touching door knobs in public toilets.
Some practices are more evident than others, some are on the verge of neurotic absurdity. Yet interestingly enough, all of these practices are – in some way or another – accepted and performed. So what happens if I decide to borrow some of these practices centered around the topic of bacteria and re-frame them?
What happens if you were to be served fruit salad with a portion of lactobacillus bifidus from a petri dish? Would you eat it?
Tanzplattform Deutschland 2014: Tag der offenen Tür
"An Apple a Day. Or an Introduction to Wormistic Studies"
within the durational performance and long term project
"WORMS" at Stadtgalerie Bern, Switzerland
PERFORMANCE Dazzle, concept and performance: Rainer/ Héraud, Schöppingen: Künstlerdorf, December 2011.
PERFORMANCE Wissen is(s)t Torte, concept and performance: Rainer/ Gelderblom, Berlin: Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V., August 20111.