07.06.2008 | Dock11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg


Saturday, June 7, 8.30 pm

Dock11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, Tram M1/M12 Schwedter Strasse


In her solo performance Gold, performance-artist and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis explores the proverbial gold standard of the libidinal economy that buttresses contemporary visual culture—the eroticized, empowered female body. Propelled by, among others, a riveting dance track courtesy of Missy Elliott, Kelis, and Khia—a potent symbol of sex-laden female power in her own right— Gold deftly plays around the ambiguous choreographic vernacular of hip hop and R&B: a black-and-tan, tits-and-ass show complete with the obligatory sprinkling of gold dust. Bachzetsis’s solo piece offers a powerful and fully embodied reflection on dance culture, visual pleasure, and the commodification of fantasy. Alexandra Bachzetsis was born in 1974 in Zurich (CH), and lives and works there.


10th Berlin Biennale