I know what to do
„I know what to do“ consists of a performance, soft sculptures and a video. The performance took place on 27th of August 2022 under the Europabrücke in Zurich in collaboration with the performance series Perrformat.
The work refers to the feeling of a teenager, who poses in front of a mirror and tries to learn gestures of music videos, experimenting to find a solid material extension of themselves. Formally the sculptures portray the bodies of the performers, that support each other to stretch. The visitors are invited to lie down on them.
“Vibing is a structural matter and repetition can be brutal. It is the feeling of a teenager, posing in front of a mirror, with a blush of shame on their pretty face. Not yet in full capacity to grasp the social implications of their creation, but eager to learn. “It is easy to be with me, just for a moment” the image says. Can you stretch my ankle while I try to be myself? Yes, I know what to do.”
Performers: Lau Lukkarila and Slim Soleded
Music: Marshall Vincent
Cinematography & Editing: Laura Nitsch
Assistance Sculptures: Nico Rueda
Supported by the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport #bmkoes
Sunny Pfalzer is a performance artist, a Surfer Boy, a Go-Go-Girl and a Slug. They love to cuddle on the street. Whether they perform on stage, sew textile sculptures, hold a camera, or choreograph for public spaces, their approach is always bodily and felt. Through protest methodologies, poetry and pop culture, Sunny depicts how body language can construct statements. Facilitating workshops and collaborating is an integral part of Sunny’s processes. Work ethics and friendship underlie Sunny’s practice. Recent presentations include, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Germany, Kunsthalle Wien, Shedhalle and Les Urbaines, Switzerland.