The New New Gothenburg Spirit (Den nya nya Göteborgsandan) is a performance work that, based on Göteborg Konsthalls own administrative everyday routines, highlights the systems and phenomena that pervade a completely ordinary working day in the service of the municipal residents. Small-scale examples from a silent tug-of-war are presented: a sometimes painful wrestling match between judgment and structure that takes place behind the facades of all municipal institutions around in the city districts. These acrobatic maneuvers are intertwined with the city’s tunnel vision on economic growth and a contemporary manic acceleration rate that perforates us on all levels.
In the work, alternative methods are sought out, new ceremonial tactics grow out of the basements of the administrations, strange measures are produced and lead to a gloomy ritual – a joint exorcism of both new and old ghosts of thought.
The performance takes place to the tunes of Arvsmassan.
More about the event at the website of Göteborg Konsthall