Fragmented: A performance by Anna Anderegg (Asphalt Piloten)


From 24 October 2018 to 4 November 2018


October 24, October 26–29, October 31 — November 4, 2018 Weekdays: 17:00–20:00 Weekends: 13:00–18:00


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Fragmented: A performance by Anna Anderegg (Asphalt Piloten)Fragmented: A performance by Anna Anderegg (Asphalt Piloten)


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


Anna Anderegg (b. 1984, Biel) is a choreographer. She studied in Montpellier, Berlin, and New York. In her practice Anna builds a dialogue between the human body as such and the city dweller residing in the body. Asphalt Piloten, founded by Anna Anderegg, won the June Johnson Award, was awarded by the Swiss Ministry of Culture, and received the German Kultur & Kreativpiloten Deutschland award (2013). Anderegg’s work has been shown throughout Europe, as well as in Russia, Tunisia, and Mexico. In 2017, she was a visiting professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). Lives and works in Biel/Bienne.


Asphalt Piloten (founded by Anna Anderegg in 2010) is an experimental modern dance company from Switzerland, conceived as a creative space where visual arts, movement practices, and sound design mutually reinforce each other, encouraging participants to organize bold experiments and transform public spaces into playful platforms for joint experience and urbanist experience exchange. Recent projects by Asphalt Piloten include a live visual installation Still Motion (Biel, Berlin, Detmold, La Chaux-de-Fonds, 2016); dance performance Zwischen Raum (Lucerne, Berlin, 2014); installation with film projection Around the Block (Zurich, Astrakhan, Lausanne, Chalon-sur-Saone, 2014); and city ​​performance intervention Tape Riot (Chalon-sur-Saone, Istanbul, Paris, Sotteville-les-Rouen, Mulhouse, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Berlin, Frankfurt, 2012).



Free admission with exhibition ticket