Fittest

2014
Performance
20 – 30 minutes
Museum Abteiberg, M’gladbach (DE)

Fittest as in survival of the fittest means best fitted, which is not necessarily the most fit in terms of physical health. Fittest was a performance circuit, shown repetitively over the course of a Sunday afternoon at Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany. In all four parts, titled These Beuys, Dance Hall, Roof Ropes and Polke Pilates, I worked with a mix of local semi-professional and professional practitioners in different fields of sports. I studied and reconstructed their exercise routines and selected, adjusted, and positioned the sportspeople inside and outside the museum, amongst the works of the permanent collection. Their activity began to activate the stationery works around them. 

Fittest was shown in Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach. It formed episode #6 in THINGS ARE HAPPENING, a series of performances, interventions, and situations in and around Mönchengladbach during my time as Atelier Stipendiat der Stad Mönchengladbach.

Performers These Beuys:
Nikola Arsic, Jerry Oversberg, Christos Kazaltzis, Danny Scardina, Stevica Blazeski, Dominic Schiffer, Julian Haag, Lothar Panitz.

Performers Dance Hall:
Becky Fetsch, Nuria Mages, Bibiana Leufgen.

Performers Roof Ropes:
Mario Mai, Filippo Chiaradia.

Performers Polke Pilates:
Robin Steegman, Silke Palme, Sonia Clemente Guerreiro, Ewa Riedel, Miriam Spancken, Steffi Genenger.

Director: Rosa Sijben
Assistant director: Robin Steegman
Photos: Vesko Gösel
Camera: Nikolas Steiner, Laura Maréchal
Editing: Laura Maréchal, Rosa Sijben

Reviews 1 and 2 in Reinische Post
Image rights of the works belonging to the collection of Museum Abteiberg: François Morellet, “Sphère-trame”, 1962 and Sigmar Polke, 6-piece “Biennale- Zyklus”, 1986 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014.

Fittest as in survival of the fittest means best fitted, which is not necessarily the most fit in terms of physical health. Fittest was a performance circuit, shown repetitively over the course of a Sunday afternoon at Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany. In all four parts, titled These Beuys, Dance Hall, Roof Ropes and Polke Pilates, I worked with a mix of local semi-professional and professional practitioners in different fields of sports. I studied and reconstructed their exercise routines and selected, adjusted, and positioned the sportspeople inside and outside the museum, amongst the works of the permanent collection. Their activity began to activate the stationery works around them. 

Fittest was shown in Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach. It formed episode #6 in THINGS ARE HAPPENING, a series of performances, interventions, and situations in and around Mönchengladbach during my time as Atelier Stipendiat der Stad Mönchengladbach.

Performers These Beuys:
Nikola Arsic, Jerry Oversberg, Christos Kazaltzis, Danny Scardina, Stevica Blazeski, Dominic Schiffer, Julian Haag, Lothar Panitz.

Performers Dance Hall:
Becky Fetsch, Nuria Mages, Bibiana Leufgen.

Performers Roof Ropes:
Mario Mai, Filippo Chiaradia.

Performers Polke Pilates:
Robin Steegman, Silke Palme, Sonia Clemente Guerreiro, Ewa Riedel, Miriam Spancken, Steffi Genenger.

Director: Rosa Sijben
Assistant director: Robin Steegman
Photos: Vesko Gösel
Camera: Nikolas Steiner, Laura Maréchal
Editing: Laura Maréchal, Rosa Sijben

Reviews 1 and 2 in Reinische Post
Image rights of the works belonging to the collection of Museum Abteiberg: François Morellet, “Sphère-trame”, 1962 and Sigmar Polke, 6-piece “Biennale- Zyklus”, 1986 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014.