13th Gwangju Biennale Swiss Pavilion Project

Performance (Trailer)

Movie (Trailer)

In ALONE TOGETHER, five performers invite the public to reflect on digital connectivity, online empathy, attention, isolation and absence in a multi-layered narrative.

While the eyes of the performers linger through the digital windows on the happenings of the world, the viewers watch their disconnected bodies as they stare at their screens and gradually transform into hybrid living sculptures serving and glorifying the technological devices. 

ALONE TOGETHER investigates the distraction with technology, consumerism and celebrity culture through a body of work that consists of a performance and a film. The performance takes place in an abstract space and a complex five-hour looped time structure. The performed actions are building a network space through which the audience can wander freely.

This work was comissioned for the Swiss Pavilion at the Gwangju Biennale, one of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in Asia. 


Anna Anderegg / Choreography & Performance
Trécy Afonos / Performance
Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez / Performance
Waylon D’Mello / Performance
Laureline Richard / Performance
Nina Willimann / Performance
Diagonal Thought - Sara Kim / Architectural Elements & Space Design
Marco Barotti / Sound Design
Swan Park / Cinematography
Johanna Hilari / Dramaturgy
Our Labour - Chunghyung Lee, Chung Kihoon / lighting design
Antoniya Ivanova / Costume Design
Milica Slacanin / Visual Segments
Jisoo Gook / Production Management


Hangar21 Detmold
DAZ (Deutsches Architektur Zentrum)
Kunsthaus Pasquart
HeK (Haus der Elektronischen Künste)
Eunam Museum of Arts

Swiss Fund Korea
Arts Council Korea
City of Detmold
City of Biel
Canton Bern                                                                 
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Ernst Göhner Foundation
Pro Helvetia


Film ‘ALONE TOGETHER’ (2021)

Research (2020)


What does it mean for a society to be in a constant fragmented state of consciousness? How do our bodies evolve and endure in a state of physical isolation and permanent digital connection? What does it do to us when we are all almost permanently absent - in digital worlds?
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