Seven women standing in the way
Performance at the opening of the show "Getting it wrong"
curated by Bettina Brunner at Das Weisse Haus, Vienna.
They should be in their early 60’s.
They should not be dressed too formally. They should be wearing their coats or jackets and appear to be members of the audience.
They should be dressed casually and not be wearing high-heels as they will have to stand most of the time.
Whilst they are standing in the way, they should never appear aggressive, but simply oblivious to the fact that they standing in the way. They should be completely oblivious to people around them.
They should be pre- occupied with each other only, and the conversation they are having with each other.
If people want to pass, they should not give way at first, not until they appear to become aware that someone wants to pass, then they can make way, but they must never be aggressive about it.
They should stand together all the time, chatting and drinking. They can be loud, but they shouldn’t be too noisy, nor should they seek attention.
The performance should be very subtle. They should be standing all the time, but rest if they need to. However, when they do rest, they should all rest together.
If anyone asks them anything they should ignore the question, but if someone insists, they should reveal that they are a part of the show and they are the seven women standing in the way.