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Christian Falsnaes: A Good Reason Is One That Looks Like One

As part of »The City is the Star«

Thu, 02.07.2015 – Sat, 05.09.2015, Postgalerie


»Everybody sings!« Whoever participates in a performance by Christian Falsnaes should be prepared to become intimately involved in the artistic event. The Danish video and performance artist uses the public much like an artisitic »material« to disclose social conventions and rituals. The situations created by the artist are designed to transgress behavioral norms, while at the same time offering a collective experience which is often a lot of fun for the participants.

Singing, dancing, kissing are just a few of the acts the artist requires of participants via microphone and loudspeakers or by way of an animator especially engaged for the purpose. In Karlsruhe, Falsnaes invites the city’s inhabitants to interrupt their errands and purchases in the shopping streets and arcades of the inner city, to overcome their inhibitions, and to follow his simple, but absurd instructions to act, since: A Good Reason Is One That Looks Like One.

Overview of the dates

02.–04.07.2015 each 2 pm–6 pm
06.–08.08.2015 each 2 pm–6 pm
03.–05.09.2015 each 2 pm–6 pm
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe, Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe und Karlsruher Schieneninfrasturktur-Gesellschaft
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    • Exhibition brochure
    • Language: German and English
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