[Here in Zurich, at the Gessnerallee dance Laboratoire, we made Artist's Pledges. This is mine.}
I pledge to complain less, or to complain only in a way that is incredibly entertaining for the people around me who have to listen to it.
I pledge to be less actively jealous of artists considerably more successful than me.
I don’t know how to put this next one in the form of a pledge, but I would like to change my attitude towards those who have power over me: at the same time being more stubborn in fighting for my artistic integrity and more generous with them on a human level.
I have to admit I like working for free. Artistically things seem possible when working for free that for some reason seem less possible when getting paid. So perhaps I pledge to search for ways to create the same loose openness in well-paid situations that I have so often found in unpaid ones.
I pledge to always remember that working for free is not some artistic panacea that has been lost. That my present is in so many ways better than my past.
I pledge to remember that many things that seem artistically important to me in terms of working conditions may well be only placebos.
I pledge to continuously reevaluate what is and isn’t important for the work.
My greatest fear is making work that’s empty and not knowing I have done so.