Lühikommentaar: Kaasaegse Kunsti Eesti Keskuse uudiskirjas 24.10.2016 tutvustas etenduskunstnik Alissa Šnaider performatiivses vormis kaasaegse performance-maailma teoreetilisi raame.

I think about Heidegger,
I think about Dior,
I think of Giambattista Valli,
I think about serjoznyj razgovor,
I think about no-matter-what is something,
I think about the world,
I think it is all that is not something,
I think that something is not no-matter-what,
I think about Tristan Garcia,
I think about metaphysical definition,
I think about Slavoj Zižek,
I think about Lenin’s Mausoleum,
I think about Polish Women on Strike,

I think about living sculptures,
I think of Klondike,
I think of Marta Ziótek,
I think of Marta Graham,
I think of Marta Stuart,
I think of Alex Bailey,
When I think about Alex Bailey’s two Alex Bailey’s,
I think about a place where There’s Only Two Alex Baileys and one The Place of The Grave

I think about The Saddest Summer of Samuel S,
I think about the future of the world as the future of the internet,
I think about Mass Surveillance,
I think about the immaterial performance,
I think about intuitive venture,
I think about What The Beggar’s Opera is not,
I think about what Dora Garcia is not,
I think about being nothing and being not,
I think and emptiness which is also a lot,
I think of horizontal properties,
I think about the plot,
I think about the quality,
I think I am out of thought,
I think about the beginning that has no end,

I think to write about Vincent Riebeek and Florentina Holzinger but instead I think I would rather write about Bojana Cvejic,
I think Bojana Cvejic is so great that there is nothing to be written about her so I would write about Vincent or Flo afterall,

I think about Felis catus, about the domestic cat,
I think about Raimundas Malašauskas, I think about decisions not to fully abandon the wild for domestication,
I think about that cat balancing between both worlds,
Rai,
I think about the Felis catus as an entity that is free to choose either direction,
I think about the streets of Liverpool,
I think about the seagulls eating vomit,
I think about Marcos Lutyens,
I think about Nadia Bou Ali—More Of The Same Or Less Of The Unfamiliar,
I think I quit smoking,
I think about unfinished messages,
I think about Rudyard Kipling,

I think of Jerome Bel who said that the first seven minutes of a performance are for free, the audience can accept anything-after this is another problem, they want what they have paid for,

I think about Jan Ritsema,
I think about Mette Ingvartsen,
I think about Marten Spangberg,
I think about Holy Motors,
I think about the EYE,
I think about Maria Metsalu,

I think about criticality, I think about communality,
I think about collecivity, I think about abnormality,
I think about up your ass,
I think we are about to transpass,

I think about Forced Entertainment,
I think about Damaged Goods,
I think about Meg Stuart,
I think about Deleuze,
I think about you,
I think about Xavier Le Roy and Planningtorock,
I think about the Peaches & SNDO,
I think about the the dramaturgy,
I think about André Lepecki,
I think André Lepecki thinks We are not ready,
I think about process-based dance dramaturgy,
I think about Meg Stuart, João Fiadeiro,
I think of Vera Mantero,
I think of Montemor-o-Novo,
I think about man as animal rationale,

I think about metamodernism,
I remember communism, I love constructivism,
I am repelled by master narratives,
attracted to I love Dick,

I think about a man,
I think about a man loosing all of his desires,
I think about a man loosing his shape,
I think about a shapeless man becoming a sphere,

I think about Magic Magnet and Miet Warlop,
I think about a horse’s ass slowly trotting across the stage,

I think about frozen, abandoned landscape,
I think about black waters,
Stalker,
Black dog silently and surely trotting closer,
I think about Black Tulip,
I think about a table with legs,
I think about DanceWEB Vienna
I think about Aaron Schuster Researching Like A Dog,
I think about & combinations of Aaron & Frank Sinatra,
I think that Aaron still wears his square shoes,
I think that Aaron still can’t wait to theoretically examine Gogol’s Nose,

I think about Chicago,
I think about P.A.R.T.S,
I think about some parts,
I think about Brodsky,
I think about St. Petersburg,
I think about Kharms,
I think about morgues,
I think about chandeliers hanging in the shabby rooms of a self organized production house,
I think about you finding inspiration,
I think about ImPulsTanz,
I think about Porn for the Blind,
I think about Dexter Sinister,
I think about Gabriel Lester,
I think about falling walls in order to create characters from them,
I think about the characters that would carry the exhibition and be left to hold the walls,

I think about this writing,
I think this writing is this writing,
I think about Autodomestication,
I think about Krõõt Juurak,

I think about a volcano,
I think about volcano’s slow pace,
I think about it taking time,
I think it attempts to be still,
I think about Maria Hassabi,

I think about Today I Wrote Nothing,
I think about Daniil Kharms,
I think about & 1934,
I think about squeaky floors and what you wore,
I think about making the least amount of effort,
I think about maintaining the monotony of my life,
I think about observing seriousness,
I think about avoiding events, decisions, actions and interactions with people,
I think about avoiding pleasures that require effort,
I think that I wish to transgress into the non-human,

I think about constant differentiation that provokes a radical division between you and me,

I think of a place where nearness is never a static position,
I thing about Giorgio Agamben and Olof Olsson,
I think about Alexander Brener
intruding someone else’s performance,
I think of them driving the audience and the blues away,

I think about what am I doing with my IF,
I think about what I am doing today,
I think that at what point did the past, the present walk into a bar to see the future was already drunk,
I think about the essence of a binary code,
I think of you,

I think about foxes crossing the streets of London at night,
I think about the sunglasses that I wear at night,
I think that knites are overrated,
I think of spatulas,
Every time I think of spatulas I am reminded of David Bernstein,
When I think of David I am immediately reminded of Hendrik Vibskov who makes cloths,
I think of David Bernstein who loves Vibskov’s socks,
I think about socks and I can’t help but wonder about tongues,
Once I think of TONGUE PhD I am reminded of Ieva Miseviciūte,
And when I think of her I remember Michael Portnoj,

I think yesterday I had a dream,
I found myself in bed with Marcel Proust,
I was apologizing for not rememebering any of his texts,

I think of you,
I think that we are Not ready. Not ready. Not ready. Not ready. Not ready. Not ready. Not ready,
I think about acceleration and expansion,
I think about redemption,
I think that you shouldn’t worry,
I think that we shouldn’t hurry,
I think one of us is gonna bite the dust,
I think about Raimundas Malašauskas meeting Dixie Evans,
I think about How to Burlesque,
I think about prolonging and postponing decisions,
I think about an infinite period of delay,
I think about walking away,
I think about you, every day,

I think about Chus Martinez,
I think about Robert Stein,
I think about Chris Kraus,
I think about that new pilot,
I think that I know what you're saying,
I think that you don't have to keep asking,
I think about an exit,
I think about Brexit and the first woman president,
I think about forgetting the word ‘memory’, as it is bad for dance, it is bad for you,
I think about Marx and Lacan,
I think that I miss Amsterdam,

I think about postcards from Antwerp,
I think about everybodystoolbox.net,
I think about Massia and the first winter meeting in it,
I think about ANTIGRAVITATIONAL MEASURES,
I think about forbidding squares or monotonously rotating disks,
I think I would leave it at ease,
I think about Charles Dickens,
I think about people like shapes,
I think about catching a chance,
I think about fashion, particularly coats and capes,

I think about Pompei and the Immportal the Koschei,
I think about & the Flatland by Edwin Abbott,
I think I never had a mascot,
I think about the Flatland,
I think about a Square,
I think that I no longer love your mouth,

I think about transformations,
I think about Soviet red banners becoming skirts with slits that resembled Soviet theater curtains,
I think about flat caps becoming a bra and heavy hiking shoes being painted bronze for the first time,

I think of Untamed Fashion,
I think about communication,
I think about entertainment and distraction,
I think about what happens when our ability meets our scarcity,
I think about suspending my disbelief,
I think about The Legend of Kaspar Hauser ,

I think about Stalker the film (1977),
I think about Stalker’s sadness,
I think about sadness as an unavoidable part of human joy,
I think about the enforcement to enjoy,
I think about his strength in his fragility,
I think about his hopeless hope,
I think of immortality,
I think about denying death,
I think that immortality exists as long as one can breathe,
I think about you, who Perhaps had had today a few,
I think about shots or experience
of you,
I think I would like to,
You, 18+,
I think about Urban relationship myths & street wisdom,
I think about how Robert Willson was sharing with Lady Gaga his formula of success: ’’Start strong and finish big’’,

I think about Pierre Bismuth - Something Less Something More,

I think about Alex Ceccehetti being a victim of his own assassination returning to life as a ghost and conducting an investigation in a salon like manner, where he’d invite Adam Kleinman and Rosalind Nashashibi. I think it would have happened if Nashishibi could distinguish Ceccehetti by revealing his schematic face with the means of Eyeballing (2005),

I think about & abandoning good taste,
I think about passion, isolation & panel discussions,

I think about Time Waster’s Letters,
I think I am the master of time wasting management,
I think of success as another illusion of stability,
I think about that chance provides the aleatory substance of subjectivation,
I think about Everything Under Heaven Is Total Chaos,
I think about modes of seeking knowledge,
I think about working in science,
I think about anything but stability, anything but fixed identity, anything but a repetition,
I think about betraying all the sides,
I think about many things in the world that have not been named; and many things, even if they have been named, have never been described,
I think about seven things at the same time.

(Foto: Alissa Šnaider)

Alissa Šnaider @ 24.10.2016