Konstantin Adjer Valeriy Ayzenberg Pawel AlthamerJohanna Billing Sonia BoyceVaast Colson Didier Courbot Honoré d’O ESCAPE program Yevgeniy FiksVadim Fishkin Alberto Garutti Jens HaaningJeanne van Heeswijk IRWINSuchan Kinoshita Jiri Kovanda Yuri Leiderman and Andrei SilvestrovAnton Litvin Liza Morozova Roman Ondak Adrian Paci Cesare Pietroiusti R.E.P.Andrei Silvestrov Shimabuku SOSkaTanzLaboratorium Moniek Toebosch Jaan Toomik Luca Vitone

Established 1999 in Kiev, Ukraine 

Larisa Venediktova, Larisa Babiy, Olga Komisar, Alexander Lebedev

Larisa Venediktova in 1967 in Kiev / lives in Kiev, Larisa Babiy born in 1980 lives in Connecticut, USA / lives in Kiev, Olga Komissar born in 1982 in Kiev / lives in Kiev, Alexander Lebedev in 1976 in Dnepropetrovsk / lives in Kiev

The Performance group ТanzLaboratorium is an international artistic community of choreographers, dancers, performers, musicians, artists, actors, photographers, actors, photographers, art historians and architects. Its experimental activity bridges theatre, dance, text and performance, including the elements of interactive happening. 

It is in their own bodies, in their physical and private lives that the performers find the medium and not infrequently the very material for their artworks. The meta-level of the ТanzLaboratorium exploration is formed by the analysis of personal choices. It is neither a final product nor an affected public commitment that is essential in their research. Neither is it the level of social communication. Essential is the awareness of the present moment, the moment when the person makes a choice and takes all the responsibility for it.        

Panopticon 2011 Video documentation of performance

In this work three participants of the ТanzLaboratorium group interact in real time, selecting this very time as the objects of investigation for the project. ‘The participants of the performance are situated in different rooms, unable to coordinate their actions through visual or audible contact. But the spectator can judge how interdependent the movements of the artists are, comparing the time that it takes to pass from room to room with the transformed performative situation. In substance, the main event takes place in the perception of the observer.’ Due to its long duration, ‘documentation of the performance on video offers to’ the eyes of a motivated observer, ready to take the time, ‘a chance for a (quasi-)panoptic gaze. Panopticon from Ancient Greek, πᾶν—all/everything and ὀπτικός—visual/optic. In other words, panopticon is literally, all-seeing.’

Panopticon 2011
Panopticon 2011
Panopticon 2011
Panopticon 2011
Moscow museum of modern art