Price (Mathias Ringgenberg)
Where Do You Wanna Go Today
PRICE is a hybrid fictional character born from the sea of information, who explores the emotional disorientation of a generation having grown up with mass culture, neoliberalism and the omnipresence of the Internet. By probing the mechanisms of pop, PRICE’s musical stories evoke instability, fear, and romantic disillusion. Where Do You Wanna Go Today reinvents itself from clubs to art galleries, using these diverse contexts to affirm the frustration and solitude of a generation he considers to be down-and-out.
This performance is made possible by Pro Helvetia.
Mathias Ringgenberg is born in Rio de Janeiro and lives and works in Zürich. For him, performance – including the rigors of rehearsal and physical discipline – provides a necessary corrective at a moment when the Internet has enhanced the cultural dominance of the image. The presence of the artist’s body acts as a crucial point of orientation for navigating the practice and serves as a reminder of the material register crucial to identity, emotion and communication. Mathias Ringgenberg studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam before receiving an MA Performing Arts and Theater from HKB, Bern in 2015.