Romy Rüegger // Language is Skin

Scripts for Performances

A constellation of texts, largely written to be spoken. The scripts as they are printed do not document the performances primarily. They are indications of spacial and temporal layering, juxtapositions of aesthetic and poetic elements and bodies. Overlapping every day observations with archival material, confronting, jumping. Figures that intervene – interruptions into the reproduction and maintenance of colonial poison cabinets and patriarchal canons. Histories of involvement. The folding of histories. Entangling feminist fictions. Taking care of. Trouble, always trouble.

Romy Rüegger is an artist and writer working with sound based practices and shared listening. Her writings for performances, audio works and choreographed spaces draw on anti-racist and intersectional politics of language and memory. Most of the scripts in this publication were written on invitation of friends and are closely related to long term collaborations.

Contributors: Romy Rüegger, Emma Haugh, Katherine MacBride
Publisher: Archive Books
228 pages
13cm × 20cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783943620764
18,00 €
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