Reframing Conventions, Red Light District (2020)

Reframing Conventions, Red Light District
Live-performance intervention
Duration: 8 hours
2020

In this work I am researching the act of sitting, resulting in a performance piece where I am solely sitting for 8 hours on the same chair, without performing any other human action. During the C19-outbreak, this research into the act of sitting has gained another layer. Therefore I started to revise this work. Same relevance, different context.

This is the fourth time I performed this work during the intelligent lockdown in The Netherlands (29/30-05-2020).

Taking a moment to show our respect and appreciation to sex workers as sex work is work! Doing this performance in the dystopian Red Light District, in one of the rooms, in the nightly timeslot (from 6PM til 2AM).

Artist lisette ros sitting for 8 hours on the red light district in amsterdam.
Artist lisette ros sitting for 8 hours behind the window.
Artist lisette ros sitting for 8 hours in hoerenkast in amsterdam
Artist lisette ros sitting for 8 hours bij de hoeren in amsterdam
Artist lisette ros sitting for 8 hours bij de hoeren in de nacht tijdens covid in amsterdam
Briefly talking about my 8-hour performance at The Red Light District in a show of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

© Recordings and video edit by Rob Schröder
© Photos by Babette Meyer, Peim Sloot and Amy Kleingeld
© Lisette Ros