We lose a lot – banal objects, deep feelings, loved ones, and collective properties, such as, e.g., glaciers or language. On the one hand, we often experience loss as something negative, distressing; on the other hand, the loss of fears or inhibitions can be invigorating. The word "lost" cannot only be interpreted as a loss of something, but also as "being lost". Some losses come to our attention immediately while others emerge slowly, quietly, sometimes humorously, sometimes sadly. And sometimes we develop a longing for something that we have never possessed.
In I Lost, Michelle Ettlin and Jessica Huber share the first vestiges of mutual research that they are conducting together with artists and passers-by and which they will continue further in various form(at)s for at least one year. For this first meeting at Gessnerallee they collaborate with Lindiwe Matshikiza & João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga (ZA). I Lost is an episode of Jessica Huber's research series Venus’ Eyebrow: Rituals of Tenderness at the Gessnerallee.
“Tenderness is maybe the most modest form of love. It is the kind of love that does not appear in the scriptures or the gospels, no one swears by it, no one cites it. It has no special emblems or symbols, nor does it lead to crime, or prompt envy. It appears wherever we take a close and careful look at another being, at something that is not our ‘self’".
Olga Tokarczuk, 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Speech
I lost is a 15-minute encounter for one visitor. Please reserve your time slot early enough at the information desk.
COVID-19 Info: 1 to 1 performance. Mask obligation, distance can be kept. Contact tracing via ticketing.
|Collaboration:||Lindiwe Matshikiza & João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga (ZA)|
|Music & Collaboration:||João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga|
|Supported by:||Stadt Zürich|