2019 | berlin | hau2
A response to a call-out for manifestos for a queer future, Work on Progress is a 13 minute performance co-authored by Olympia Bukkakis & Isabel Gatzke.
Incorporating text from various manifestos throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the work weaves citations of other voices into original text to articulate a way of moving into the future without forgetting lessons learned from the past.
Adopting features of the political manifesto while also dragging its conventions to call into question the masculine and totalising features of this form, Work on Progress was performed as part of The Present is Not Enough Festival at Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) in Berlin.
by: Olympia Bukkakis & Isabel Gatzke
performance: Olympia Bukkakis
animation: Camille Lacadee
costume: Jay Barry Matthews