The gender question is – independent of the search for identity of each individual – a social issue that is analyzed and answered on the basis of cliches and prototypes within society. The affected individual is often disenfranchised and ignored when answering this question. Gender freedom currently suffers from social discrepancies. In some parts of the world transgender people can now come out without being discriminated, rejected or killed. On the one hand, the development trend seems to be positive, on the other hand, especially in several industrialized countries, gender openness seems to be enormously retrograde.

These videos show how a performer moves in a kind of silicone torso/body. He is trans gender. The aim is to communicate the aesthetics of a person and show the equality of all moving beings.

“studies on the universalism. modeles. circles” deals with the positioning of the individual in ongoing processes.Arrangements in a system are identified, located, displayed. The free (unfree) subject finds its place/places in socially created systems.

The perspective on the subject/the respective subjects differs. The performer* sees herself as an object assembled from data, as a parallel figure of herself.”Modeles” experiments with arrangements / forms / connections / structures / entire systems taken up personally, by conveying, as another study of “studies on the universalism”, the failure of a universalism. Universalism in this context means the consideration of a whole according to uniform standards, resulting in a uniform validity and application of rights, duties, privileges and prerequisites, among others.



concept, performance, installation, costume: christi knak tschaikowskaja

installation: roman jungblut 

3D-model: phaidonas gialis

performer: richard c. kaldenhoff

photos: daniel claus herrmann, caroline bruenen