Agnes Scherer: The Teacher, 02 Oct 2020 — 03 Jan 2021

Agnes Scherer: The Teacher

Unusual performance of one of the artist's “operettas” that she has been developing since 2015

Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Agnes Scherer works draw inspiration from basic theater forms such as processions, the mechanical theaters of the Baroque era, or even PowerPoint presentation. Scherer is interested in ways of liberating the work of art from the status of a passive object and giving it a magical power of action. In this performance, the central figure is the one of a teacher (giving the name to the performance), who is controlled by a student lying on the floor, under enormous effort with his feet.

The text, closely interwoven with Tobias Textor‘s fast-paced percussion, consists of aphorisms that Scherer partly heard from authorities and partly wrote himself. Together they analyze and demonstrate the rhetorical blueprint of so-called wisdom and its manipulative potential.

At Cabaret Voltaire, the installation to the operetta will be on display for the entire duration of the exhibition.

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Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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