Eleanor Bauer [US/BE]
BAUER HOUR #15 – with Einat Tuchman, Gossie Vervloesem & Michiel Reynaert
In May Eleanor Bauer will be rounding off the second season of BAUER HOUR – a kind of dance-based and above all amusing talk show – with three artist-performers: Einat Tuchman, Gossie Vervloesem and Michiel Reynaert. Familiar favourites return for one last time: the infamous PECK SEC Sound Quiz and musical accompaniment by Carlos Alberto Paniz Garbin.
Eleanor Bauer: ‘We will talk around/about/through/with SOTA (State Of The Arts) and maybe thereby reinvent both Bauer Hour and SOTA simultaneously. It will be discursive, but also performative. We will not FIAO (Figure It All Out) in one hour, but we will certainly OIURW (Open It Up Real Wide) and see what happens, or makes itself clear.’
It started as an experiment – let’s see what happens – but is now an established event: the BAUER HOUR by artist-in-residence Eleanor Bauer. This season she has been given carte blanche for her own show in the Kaaistudios on five Tuesday evenings. It is described as ‘a talk show, variety show, shit show, parlour show, all or none of the above and also an experiment’. BAUER HOUR is an opportunity to try things out, to practise and amuse, to talk about things that would otherwise keep you awake at night, a place where you hear things ‘for the first time’. BAUER HOUR is not about Bauer but about her guests… within the ruckus frame of la Bauer, of course. Guests can tell their stories in any way they please: narrate, argue, chat, natter, joke, orate, pontificate, rave, reason etc. Saying nothing is also allowed, especially for guests who prefer dance or mime. BAUER HOUR is quality time. One hour long.