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Potentially Dangerous Contraptions
in collaboration with James Rushford at the Akademie Schloss Solitude

Hook and Loop performed as part of Potentially Dangerous Contraptions
All documentation by the Akademie Schloss Solitude

»Potentially Dangerous Contraptions«, James Rushford & Rachel Yezbick from Akademie Schloss Solitude on Vimeo.

Potentially Dangerous Contraptions was performed byJames Rushford, Savyon, Elena Morena-Weber, and Rachel Yezbick.
James Rushford and Rachel Yezbick Breaking Study (2018)
James Rushford and Rachel Yezbick Potentially Dangerous Contraption (2018)
Peter Frank Breaking Event (1988)


James Rushford and Rachel Yezbick Breaking Study (2018)
Rachel Yezbick Hook and Loop (2016)
James Rushford Nupta Cadavera (2018)

Breaking Study performed at the Akademie Schloss Solitude


Potentially Dangerous Contraptions is an evening of short musical and performance-based works at the Schlosskappelle Solitude in Stuttgart on September 12. The works form an interdisciplinary dialogue about modern-day issues of power and spectatorship through the lenses of historical Judeo-Christian pedagogy and Medieval musical codices. Performances in collaboration with James Rushford, Elena Morena-Weber and Savyon.

Breaking Study punctuated both acts. Prepping the branches over an upside alter, we tied rope to our wastes and the wood, using ratches to create tension in the hopes of breaking the branch. As the size of the branches grew, our gesture became futile and humorous. 

James and I depicted sweeping the debris from Breaking Study in order to prep the arena for the incoming performers.
Booklet created alongside exhibition transcribing a conversation between the artists regarding how it feels to perform the works. Marginalia text by Georges Bataille, Lisa Silverman, Bruce Holsinger and Reza Negarestani.
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Photography: Hagen Betzwieser, Keelan O’Hehir, Jessica Wittman, Panayiotis Tsangas, Cedric Tai, Eleni Maligoura, Zach Korol-Gold, Gabriel Sweet

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