The Performance Agency: Another Map to Nevada Biel/Bienne

The Performance Agency: Another Map to Nevada Biel/Bienne


Amadeus Vogelsang & Robin Brass, Sotto Voce for Another Map to Nevada Berlin, 2020. Photo: Reto Schmid.

June 2, 2023
The Performance Agency
Another Map to Nevada Biel/Bienne
A performative boat ride
July 6–7, 2023
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With: Juliette Blightman, Heidi Bucher, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Lara Dâmaso, Benjamin Egger, R.O. Fitzpatrick, Julian Garcia de Gainza, Deborah Macauley, Julie Monot, Adrian Piper, Ceylan Öztrük, Somatic Rituals, Amadeus Vogelsang & Robin Brass.

To do list
Source at least 30 small boats—can be anything from sailboats, rowing boats, floaties, moveable jacuzzis—think armada / Queen’s Jubilee (find references in the image folder) / Check Malinois breed in the area and source ten dogs / Get an offer from Eclipse (or borrow it from Pasquart / theater?) / Confirm “Idée Suisse” (check that guide dogs are allowed on board) / Check pier roof for Lara to stand on / Check for permission for string orchestra to play at cement factory / Check with Lillie if she is okay to be naked on the poster.

This July, The Performance Agency presents a new edition of its performative boat ride Another Map to Nevada. Invited by the contemporary art centre KRONE COURONNE, the project travels to Switzerland for the first time and welcomes visitors aboard a journey across the lakes and waterways connecting Neuchâtel and Biel/Bienne. As dusk breaks in, they pass by performance pieces along the shores and bridges that unfold like wondrous sceneries in the landscape. Another Map to Nevada is an assent to the fleeting moment—an invitation to looking up. 

The project has previously been realized in Berlin and Copenhagen in collaboration with Supportico Lopez and Archivio Conz and Den Frie Udstilling and Huset Theater, respectively. It was awarded by the International Art Critics Association (AICA) in 2021. The title Another Map to Nevada is a reference to late avant-garde artist Robert Delford Brown. In 1964, he founded “The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc.” (FUNKUP for short). Of Orthodox Pagan belief, its chief deity is named WHO?—as in, “We don’t know where we’re going, but WHO? Knows!”

The Biel/Bienne edition is funded by Migros Culture Percentage, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Fondation Bonhôte pour l’art contemporain, City of Biel/Bienne. Special thanks to Kunsthaus Pasquart for its contribution to the project.

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