Kvetchers Anonymous

2018

Art installation and performance
collaboration with Dalia Khalife
exhibited in SeMA NANJI (Seoul Museum of Art)
Seoul, South Korea

A Kvetcher. A person who “kvetches” is a chronic complainer; originally from “quetschen” in German, meaning to squeeze or to squash.

Kvetchers Anonymous is an audiovisual installation with an ironic and dystopian twist that builds an extensive exploration on live stream as an act of self-expression. It also explores its relation with spatial and digital 

technological and existential dimension. It sets a virtual Anonymous Meeting for three anonymous chronic complainers. These complainers want to adapt in a world that is aspiring for a maximum of efficiency, free of logistic problems. The work is fundamentally built around participation with local performers/participants. The performers are live streamed from different locations in Seoul.