Michele Rizzo. Performance. "Higher.xtn"


Practical information

Reservation required
8 €, free admission with Echoes Pass

Event overview

Performance: Higher.xtn by Michele Rizzo

Michele Rizzo is a multidisciplinary artist interested in the intersection of sculptural and choreographic processes. Inspired by observations of the historical connections between religious rituals and collective dance, artist Michele Rizzo explores how specific forms of movement and touch transform social constellations. His trilogy Higher.xtn (2018), Rest (2020) and Reaching (2021) unveils various mental and physical stages of transmission and transition, ranging from euphoria to exhaustion. 

At the Haus der Kunst, Rizzo presents Higher.xtn,a performance — originally developed for the Stedelijk Museum— in which the artist employs the transformative power of rave culture and spaces as sites for negotiating intimacy and the public sphere. Synchronized by the repetitive rhythms of an electronic dance soundtrack specially created for the performance by musician Lorenzo Senni, the boundaries of the individual bodies become increasingly porous. In the midst of the museum space, the visitors become witnesses of a communal becoming that is otherwise reserved for the dark.

An Artist Talk with Michele Rizzo will follow the performance at 8.45 pm.

Free entrance to the event with the Echoes-Pass. You can pick up this at the HDK box office by presenting your Pass ticket. Please, come timely to your first visit to Echoes to receive your pass.