the cage
live performance
Galerie der Künstler, Munich

Three actors situated on a plinth in an outward facing position were given a set of clearly defined rules within which they were asked to improvise.  The actors were bound by these parameters, and deviation was not permitted.

The performance began with the definition of the word 'cage'. It was the task of the first actor to take this word and define it. From this the actors, one after another, had to systematically and instantaneously describe a word arbitrarily chosen from the previous actor's description. As the words and definitions circulated they became further removed and abstracted from their initial starting point. Following a strict framework of rules a contradictory form of chaos emerged.

With actors from the Fast-Food Theater, Munich:

Karin Brandstätter
Roland Trescher
Andreas Wolf