A farewell forever to people I've just met
Performance
12 minutes
2008
Realised with support of the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento

A farewell forever to people I've just met was performed at the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento Italy during the fourth edition of the International Prize for Performance, where it won the joint second prize. For the project Beckers deliberately met with people on the streets of Trento and invited them to participate in the performance, only to have an anti-spectacular farewell with them.
The artificiality of the otherwise sincere act of saying goodbye, is highlighted by the presence of theatrical sets of a living room, a kitchen and a bedroom that change during the performance.

 
 
Thanks to Steven Jouwersma and Rik Möhlmann