Remaining Strangers

Simone Aughterlony returns to her reflections on otherness, which were already at the core of her performances Compass and Maintaining Stranger, both of which were presented at the Arsenic during past seasons. Xenia, the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, and the more refined Xenophilia, love of the unknown, serve to guide the protagonists of Remaining Strangers. How can we consider the very place we are without the binds of ownership? How can we re-approach or land back to something that was never ours yet simply held us for an epoch of time? Using only foldable chairs and microphones, the artists Jen Rosenblit and Nic Lloyd, together with the musician Hahn Rowe, prepare and host an ever-changing event to welcome their guests, highlighting our infinite differences and limitations.

Remaining Strangers by Simone Aughterlony | Light: Joseph Wegmann
Production: Verein für allgemeines Wohl. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, Gessnerallee, Zurich. Supports: Ville de Zurich, Département de la culture du Canton de Zurich et Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Migros Pour-cent culturel, Fondation Interpreten, Fondation Anne-Marie Schindler, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) – Fonds de coproduction pour la danse, qui est financé par le commissaire du gouvernement fédéral pour la culture et les médias.
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