European Forum Alpbach, Alpbach 2017
performance at the opening of the exhibition Sediments of Union
A 1 km-long black-and-white cloth ribbon is ironed and then crumpled, only to be ironed all over again...
Ironing becomes an image of caring for others while also an ironic commentary on the endless smoothing-over of confl icts. Relocating this private activity into the public realm puts the performer into an absurd, almost
Beckettian loop. The performance is only interrupted when the teacher Peter Kozek is needed by one of the students.
photos: Birgit and Peter Kainz