Two Temple Place

mask when you talk to me

Lower Gallery
7pm — 8pm | 10pm — 11pm


The Great Hall
8.30 pm — 9pm | 11.30pm— Midnight


Prior Booking Recommended

PRIVATE: Wear a mask when you talk to me

Performances are at 7pm and 10pm, with a running time of 60 minutes. No late admissions

In this highly ornate neo-Gothic building, Alexandra Bachzetsis presents a new performance PRIVATE: Wear a mask when you talk to me. The work playfully combines everyday gendered behaviours with languages of movement and music such as Oriental drag queen dances, gym, yoga exercises, iconic Michael Jackson moves and choreography by Trisha Brown, a pioneer of contemporary dance.



Performances are at 8.30pm and 11.30pm, with a running time of 30 minutes. No late admissions.

The UK premiere of the solo performance Gold, performed by Lenio Kaklea, addresses the bodily commodification that occurs in the choreographic vernacular of pop videos: it deconstructs a range of movement, postures and poses to a dance track of music by Missy Elliott, Kelis and Khia, revealing the unrefined composition of the performeras a commodity.

The project is supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund UK.

Image caption: PRIVATE: Wear a mask when you talk to me, performance, Alexandra Bachzetsis 2016, Foto: Blommers & Schumm


Alexandra Bachzetsis (born in Zurich) is an artist, performer and choreographer based in Basel and Zurich. Recent presentations have taken place at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2015; Art Basel Parcours, Zurich, 2015; Tate Modern’s live online programme Performance Room, 2014; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2013 and dOCUMENTA (13), 2012. In 2008 she took part in the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art and had a major solo exhibition show, curated by Adam Szymczyk at the Kunsthalle Basel.


To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.


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