Opening Performance Passage

Including a speech concert by Gerhard Rühm with Monika Lichtenfeld
Andrea Maurer / Christoph Meier
TQW Special
© Christoph Meier 
Andrea Maurer / Christoph Meier
TQW Studios & Performance Passage

+++ Event postponed to autumn 2020 +++

Performance Passage – a space for the poetics of the in-between is part of an initiative comprising nine artistic micro-museums, each dedicated to a single specific art genre. Based on the artistic concept by Christoph Meier, a ceiling solely consisting of mirrors will inherently and inwardly enlarge the space of Performance Passage. Analogous to the walls of a dance studio or the ceilings inside a disco, these mirrors will reflect the image of the person standing in front of them, initiating a moment of spontaneous self-reflection. Everyone can perform in this space, everyone can behold their own transformation in the mirrors.

Artist Andrea Maurer’s curatorial setup for the Performance Passage has been devised as a trap of a poetic nature. Whether passers-by merely stroll, pause and linger attentively or head for the quickest route through: no one can pass the passage without it having an effect on them. What was once below is now reflected above, beleaguered by words, letters and other signs. A row of seven light boxes supplies a subversive antidote to the common reading direction and creates an original set of grammar and time scales. This moving visual poem, choreographed text composition, flickering sentence, or whatever else you might want to call it, will hopefully transform many of those passers-by into self-conscious witnesses or observant spectators – even at the risk of losing sense of one’s direction or causing one to stumble.

Each year, two new artistic positions will be presented at Performance Passage, each time accompanied by a small-format publication, which will be available for purchase from the on-site vending machine. The first artist to take up this space will be Gerhard Rühm.

Opening programme:

17.00 Welcome by Vitus Weh and concert Kinky Muppet
18.00 Speech concert by Gerhard Rühm with Monika Lichtenfeld



Artistic spatial design
Christoph Meier
Concept display, curator
Andrea Maurer
Technical realisation display
Thomas Sandri
Graphic design publication, logo
Astrid Seme, Studio
Director MQ
Christian Strasser
Concept micro-museums
Vitus Weh
In cooperation with