“For a long time we were making a show. The show was almost finished but never got made. The show was about a small German boy making a show he couldn’t finish. It was a show about hell that took place in his head. And it was a show about doing nothing in the hell of the world. Every day he keeps trying to make the show.”—Alexandra Tatarsky
Tatarsky was to premiere the latest episode of their ongoing SIGN FELT project this spring as part of High Pressure Fire Service, postponed due to COVID-19. In its place, Tatarsky shares collected and ongoing notes on nothing, collaging narratives of art-making and despair into a deranged meditation on derangement, situated in a public window display in Center City. From Sept 21-Oct 4, Alexandra Tatarsky as Wilhelm Meister will be using 1606 Chestnut Street as their clown studio. They will continue to investigate nothing for this durational installation, and visitors are welcome to observe from outside.
Mood boards for the abyss, Dantean dioramas, and choreographic scores for sad boys – notes on nothing – will accumulate over the course of the festival and can be viewed online starting September 10.