2017 Suhi Trening Live performance at 1. Sausaler Kunstbiennale St. Andrä im Sausal Photo documentation: David Visnjic
The performance explores the memory of a former skating competitor, who is DESPERATELY trying to re-perform the jumps without her skates. Dry training is just one of many preparation tools for the skaters to prepare their elements and enhance their performance when COMPETING.
The performer, me in this case, pushes her body to remember the elements after 15 years of not doing them at all.. Surprisingly, the body remembers what its supposed to do. With the help of very PRECISE instructions read out loud by the second performer (in my second mother tounge language), I am able to execute the jumps with almost no difficulty.