This specially-commissioned performance aims to reinterpret the Museum building through dance, detaching the viewer's experience as far as possible from theater to create an individual journey through the space.
Created by Asphalt Piloten dance company and choreographer Anna Anderegg to mark the Museum’s 10th birthday, Fragmented poetically highlights details of the Soviet modernist café that was redesigned for Garage by Rem Koolhaas and his OMA studio.
Being surrounded by staged pictures on social media platforms, art lovers consume numerous fragmented images of urban identity every day. This constant interaction with images leaves little space for the imagination. In Fragmented, six dancers transport the two-dimensional aesthetics of pictorial self-representation into the museum space. Sometimes their bodies fall and leave a trace of what might have happened before. Other times motionless bodies melt into the spectacular architecture of the Museum, hinting at how they might look in motion. Architectural elements disrupt the unity of the dynamic picture, becoming a mask for the performers and fragmenting their figures. Their absence makes them present. And the series of transitional spaces, which do not usually attract museum visitors—corridors, corner rooms, walls, gaps between columns—becomes a trigger for the viewer’s imagination.
Viewers are invited to move freely through the exhibition and public spaces. Sound and light mark the twelve spots where the performance takes place. Viewing the whole performance will take around one hour. It is up to the viewer to choose whether to watch the whole performance or parts of it.
Fragmented is a commissioned artwork developed for Garage in collaboration with Asphalt Piloten and local performers.
Anna Anderegg — concept and choreography;
Laura Keil, Laureline Richard — creation and performance;
Konstantine Chelkaev, Anna Kravchenko, Anastasia Tolchneva, Anton Vdovichenko — performance;
Marco Barotti — sound design;
Johanna Hilari — dramaturgy;
Antoniya Ivanova — costume design;
Anastasia Mityushina — project curator;
Ekaterina Arkhipova, Olga Komalova — production;
Nadine Becker — management