Hello for the Pleasure of Goodbye was a project that sat in-between installation, instructions, drawings, map-making, a text, a dance, and a system of actions in time.
Hello for the Pleasure of Goodbye was forever finding itself each place it was performed.
It was a study of the limits and possibilities of the process of self-invention in relation to a new place.
Hello for the Pleasure of Goodbye embraced hesitancy, minor/micro actions, cathartic aggressive gesture, power, insecurity, repetition, beauty, fun, inefficiency, the ephemeral, systems of being, a commitment towards the unknown or radical newness of each day, and the contemporary problem of being a stranger among strangers.
Hello for the Pleasure of Goodbye treated the idea of belonging as its point of departure and critically attempts to re-configure the feeling of belonging as an attitude of hope.
Hello for the Pleasure of Goodbye was a never-ending response to the questions-
Where am I?
What is possible here?
k.g. Guttman, Paris, 2008