FORKS IN THE CITY
A subcutaneous 24-hours-nonstop-intervention in public urban space
FORKS AND THE CITY deals with surfaces – the skin and face of a city. By means of improvisation and installation this nonstop 24-hours-performance enters the physical and social space of an urban environment in order to trace its structures, patterns and details.
Seven performers precisely dissect the urban macrocosm in order to expose its peculiarities. Furthermore they also expose themselves to the unpredictable nature of everyday urban life. By using hundreds of plastic forks as an artistic tool they explore and emphasize its rooms, surfaces and objects.
This conjunction of body, object and space meets the challenge of an unusual time format. In a sensually provocative way it emphasizes the well-structured rhythm of urban life and the strong impact time has on everyday city life.
Premiere: Cologne, 2018
Further performances in: Düsseldorf
Supported by the Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia and with the conceptual support from Cologne City Council and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
DATES | COLOGNE
2nd - 3rd Nov, 2019: Museumsnacht Köln, 6.00 pm - 02.00 am
Cologne city center | Düsseldorf city center
During a period of 24 hours the performance passes through larger parts of the respective city centers.
Assistance: Christina Knak
Costumes: Sabine Kreiter
Project manager: Silvia Werner
Public relations: Kristina Wydra - Local International GbR
Photo documentation: Roland Kaiser
Legal advice: Reinhard Bergmann
Translation: Silvia Werner
Graphic design: Steffen Missmahl
Trainee: Johanna Johnen