Hello for the Pleasure of Goodbye

k.g. Guttman's contribution to Gastarbeider Dating

7 Mar 2008
7 Mar 2008

k.g. Guttman's contribution to the Gastarbeider Dating Canadia exhibition, was her magnificent performance "Hello for the Pleasure of Goodbye".

This Francoise already performed in Tokyo, but on this day she showed Amsterdam her artful skills.

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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