Exploring Performance and Domestic Space.
Initiated in March 2015 at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, Alpina
Huus is a performance-led project and research collective dedicated
to investigate the relationship between performance and domestic
space. Whether in painting, literature, or philosophy, the house is
often used as a metaphor for the human figure, and alludes to the
many analogies between the house, the body and psyche. In a domestic
space, each room covers a specific typology, from the living room
and kitchen to the bathroom and bedroom, to which human behaviour
adapts or resists. Alpina Huus proposes performances that further
explore ideas around community practice, and offers an understanding
of the domestic environment as a stage where meaningful artistic
conversations can and do take place. Among an audience that never
knows what is to be considered as staged or not, the difference
between a spectacle and the typical course of an art gathering is
blurred, pushing the limits of, and sometimes overlapping, private
and public spheres.
As a non-for-profit, itinerant collective with varying members, Alpina Huus has authored many performances, conferences and exhibitions Europewide, including at the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Istituto Svizzero di Roma; Motto Berlin; Bâtiment D’art Contemporain (Le Commun) Geneva; DAMA, Turin; and Arsenic, Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne. Currently Alpina Huus is Hugo Canoilas (PT), Christopher Füllemann (CH/BE), Tarren Johnson (US/DE), Elise Lammer (CH), Alizee Lennox (FR/DE), Sarah Margnetti (CH/BE), Julie Monot (CH), Lucien Monot (CH), Jessy Razafimandimby (CH), Mia Sanchez (CH), Niels Trannois (FR/CH).
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