Surrounder is a performance battle of radioguided sculptures in a narrow swimming pool installation.
AR/GE kunst Bolzano, IT
Two teams of performers, fight each other with radioguided (floating and submarine) sculptures, in a display that allow also the two team to battle with computers, projection and sound. From sport to video game, the codes allows the audience to somehow grab the untold rules of the dual until the performers start stop the fair-play attitude to lead to a massive argument over the issue of the game.
The apparent honesty of the performance slowly brings the audience in the strange in between when the game stops being a game.
In professional wrestling, 'kayfabe' is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true", specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind. The term kayfabe has evolved to also become a code word of sorts for maintaining this "reality" within the direct or indirect presence of the general public.
Kayfabe is often seen as the suspension of disbelief.
The performance is staging the bad spirit of competition in general, by playing with the easy graspable codes of entertainement.
'Bassin ouvert' exhibition by Clémence Seilles
curation Emanuele Guidi
Performance with Estrid Lutz and Emile Mold and Clemence Seilles
Radioguided sculptures by Estrid Lutz and Emile Mold