Deadpan and Disco

Deadpan and Disco

2014 | Performance | 15 minutes


Is it possible to ask for a middle seat on an airplane at the airport check-in? Is it possible to ruin a friendship because you don't want to take off your shoes before entering someone's house? In a sequence of statements of "things” that the artist knows to do better than others, Feiko Beckers’ performance shows a fascination for unpredictable consequences of seemingly insignificant choices

So I asked the stewardess if instead of a seat next to window or a seat next to the aisle, she couldn’t just give me a seat in the middle. But she got really angry with me. “What’s wrong with you?“ She asked me. “Here I am, offering you every available seat in the airplane and you tell me you want to sit in the middle? That doesn’t make any sense!
Photos: Sara Bugoloni and Alessandro Sala

Photos: Sara Bugoloni and Alessandro Sala

This performance has been presented at:
-Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam
-basis, Frankfurt, DE
-We Are Public, Den Haag
-Marres, Maastricht
-Beursschouwburg, Brussel BE
-PACT Zollverein, Essen DE
-Centrale Fies, Dro IT

Realised with the support of Liveworks, Centrale Fies
Music: Julien Perez
Curtain: Giacomo Sega