What can I do I don’t know what to do
The performance What can I do I don’t know what to do is thought as a music-walking-inspace.
In this performance a group of performers wander through the gallery repeating the sentence What can I do I don’t know what to do. Every time the performers approach each other, their rhythms might align/entrain, thus becoming reinforced, synchronized statements. The other performers’ voice enters into an out-of-synch, noise, faded, alternating sound competitor in space.
Because the sentence can be split in two parts (as a question/answer situation or a statement), the synchronization and dyssynchrony of the texts generates a playful pun while at the same time making a case about will, frustration and resignation.
What can I do I don’t know what to do quotes Godard’s “Pierrot, le fou” scene, where Marianne Renoir (played by Anna Karina) voices her boredom and lack of purpose in a loop by saying “What can I do? I don’t know what to do”.
The performance was tested two times, each for a duration of 3 hours, while other performances took place in the gallery space.
Performed for the first time at A-venue / October 2016