Claudia Grimm

Award Winner 2022

Getroffen-werden. Anleitung zu praktischen Übungen, 2022

A blow can be dealt by different means: a statement, a gesture, an act of fate, a falling tree branch. The performance Getroffen-werden. Anleitung zu praktischen Übungen – playing on the double meaning of “treffen” in German:
to be hit and to meet – follows previous “manuals.” In it Claudia Grimm, in collaboration with DARTS, presents strategies for dealing with such blows.
The artist uses how to and survival tutorials – as we find them online – as a guide and reflects their vocabulary and mode of demonstration. Equipped with an improvised armour of foam insulation, a protective kit, and witty defence strategies, Claudia Grimm resists the assault of arrows, stones, and sensory impressions. The commented exercises are meant to provide a model for how to meet, valiantly and stoically, the striking of the next blow.

Claudia Grimm, «Getroffen-werden. Anleitung zu praktischen Übungen», 2022 / Photo: Swiss Performance Art Award 2022Claudia Grimm, «Getroffen-werden. Anleitung zu praktischen Übungen», 2022 / Photo: Swiss Performance Art Award 2022