Part three of “Autarkia Performs”, a performance series for the 14th Baltic Triennial.
Krõõt Juurak + Alex Bailey
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September at 17.00h
Duration approximately 45 minutes
Advance booking required, register here
Krõõt Juurak + Alex Bailey collaborate with their son Albert to design, direct, and perform Codomestication. The performance integrates the fluid labor of creativity, recreation, and care, finding understanding between adults and children on common ground.
Adult wishes and artistic ideals often dissolve when confronted with precarious children. Krõõt, Alex, and Albert draw inspiration from the life events many parents would regard as disruptive.
Children are often considered an economic and emotional burden, not permitted participation or autonomy—by family or society—in affairs that influence them. Juurak and Bailey consider their child to understand what work will look like in the future.
We do this work not only because we believe in a society that is more inclusive of children and others but also because the creativity of these ‘others’ is inspiring to us even and especially when it disrupts and undermines our established paths and working methods.
— Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey
Originally a co-production of Tanzquartier Wien and Kulturtier
Supported in part by the Lithuanian Culture Council