Joanna Rytel

Geisha

Performance

"GEISHA-the disciplined and professional entertainer. Art as entertainment. The rude geisha. Boundaries between decency and indecency. Events that start so well and controlled but derail. In this case, into some sort of dirty live action painting. In society, we always control each other's behaviour. Therefore the Geishas tied their hands to long black planks, which both unite them, and separate them from each other. They can sadistically control each other's movements while they are completely dependent on each other in every single turn. Between hundreds of sparkling wine glasses and cake dishes full of pastries, between power and submission, both constrained and uninhibited, the geisha attempts to participate in a party, which in itself is a strictly controlled and formal social phenomenon."