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Paulina Caspari Gallery

performance by Deva Schubert
sound/3D design by Salvador Marino
object by Clara Hoehre
co-coreography/text by Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez
curated by Teresa Retzer
outside eye by Lotta Beckers
production by Wiebke Wesselmann

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

In the performance LEAKS, Deva Schubert explores the phenomenon of sharing (taboo) knowledge and the porosity of information structures. The concept of "leaking" refers both to the passing on and disclosure of
secret information and to the slow seepage of fluids. Here, leaking is not only examined metaphorically, but also as a physical and biological phenomenon. The artist uses her body as an instrument to gradually reveal personal and private spaces that exist within the institutional framework and to question social norms.


MFA Gallery Montreal / Kunsthalle Zürich (premiere) / Uppsala Konstmuseum

Concept and performance: Deva Schubert
Co-choregraphy: Juan Felipe Amaya González
Music: Samuel Hertz

LEAKS was developed during an artist residency at SenseLab at Concordia University in the summer of 2018 and was shown as research at the MFA Gallery. The premiere took place in December 2018 at the Kunsthalle Zurich in collaboration with the dramaturg and choreographer Juan Felipe Amaya González.

The concept of leakage as the origin of the piece was present through the various meanings it conveys, both as a physical and biological phenomenon and as a metaphorical disclosure of information. It is an image of a random flow of fluids, the crossing of boundaries, barriers and membranes, and a natural pressure regulation in containers that makes their cracks visible. Moreover, the disclosure or revelation of privileged knowledge is an empowering instrument of breach of trust that disrupts the flow of information and rethinks the infrastructures and engines of public discourse and politics.