Just Add Water

27 April – 6 May 2016

Just Add Water Image

Exhibition Opening: 24 April 2016 (Sunday),  6:00pm
Dates and Time:
27 – 29 April, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
30 April – 1 May, 5:00pm– 8:00pm
4 – 6 May, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Closing Party: 7 May 2016 (Saturday), 5:00pm
VenueCorner College, Zurich (Directions)


An interdisciplinary ensemble comprises of a composer, a choreographer, a dancer, and a singer will perform and experiment in a performance exhibition at Corner College over a two-week period, aspiring to develop an immaterial milieu of feeling and potentiality that will fill the space with its traces.

Just Add Water: A score, a set of instructions. Do this and you’ll get that, guaranteed. Fill in the blank and it’s done, easy! It’s already been pre-thought for you, precomposed, predetermined. There’s a cost of course; it’s straightforward, but always the same. Reliable yet totally uninteresting. We need to experiment, see how we can shake things up. Maybe: It’s never the same water that gets added in, always slightly different. Alpine water, or imported from China, we’ve already found some wiggle room. We wiggle some more, stay within our structure, our enabling constraints, but never seem to stop discovering. We begin to tell stories, abstract ones, using our tactics to fashion props, switching between Alpine and Chinese, creating a rhythm, building and breaking expectation. A makeshift stage. Then the illusion collapses; what are we talking about anyway? Who knows, but we felt something, that’s the most important. We begin again…

Curator: Brandon Farnsworth

Composer: Benjamin Ryser

Music Curator: Brandon Farnsworth

Dancer: Carla Doorn

Choreographer: Eva Yingchi Lin

Supported by: Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Pro Helvetia, Nestle Fondation pour l’Art, Migros Kulturprozent, Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich

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