On the Opacity of World Trade
Said To Contain: artist collective
Said to contain is the contract-term used by shipping companies to accept containers for transport without verifying their contents. SAID TO CONTAIN: is also the title of a performance project initiated by Laura Kalauz, Maja Leo and Bojan Djordjev in 2013 in collaboration with Neue Dringlichkeit.

The Opacity of World Trade event will take the form of a performative lecture, where the audience will move between three performance spaces. This will be followed by a conversation with a special guest in the main lecture hall.

Piercing the opaque shell of global capitalism SAID TO CONTAIN: looks at how the production, consumption and flow of goods shape our way of being, thinking and living. In March and April 2016 the artists shipped themselves from Hamburg to Buenos Aires on a cargo ship following the logistics supermachine for 23 days. During May and June 2016 they set up a cargo container in Zurich as an anchor for dialogue and performative production of knowledge, the Thinking Public Sessions. SAID TO CONTAIN: hosts Thinking Public Sessions with different actors of global trading, such as logistic workers and economic students and investigates ways to articulate research on global trade into discursive performative formats.

BOJAN DJORDJEV is a theatre maker based in Belgrade, Serbia.

LAURA KALAUZ is a theatre maker and choreographer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

CHRISTOPHER KRIESE is a theatre maker and lecturer for performative arts based in Zurich, Switzerland.

MAJA LEO is a theatre maker and curator based in Zurich, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany.

MIRIAM WALTER KOHN is a theatre maker and producer based in Zurich, Switzerland.

NEUE DRINGLICHKEIT (nD) is a Zurich-based art and performance collective. Within their work they perform a constant shift between the spheres of „arts“, „politics“ and „life“. Their works have been shown at Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014); ifa-Gallery, Stuttgart (2016); Favoriten Theater Festival, Dortmund (2014); Gessnerallee Zürich et al.


About the event:
The event is part of the lecture series

5.30 – 7 pm
ONA Focushalle
Neunbrunnenstrasse 50
8093 Zürich

Photograph by SAID TO CONTAIN.