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Tim Zulauf/KMUProduktionen, Der Bau der Wörter (The Construction of Words), 2010. Performance view.

Tim Zulauf

Les Complices

Tim Zulauf/KMUProduktionen, Der Bau der Wörter (The Construction of Words), 2010. Performance view.

Under the directorship of Andrea Thal, the Zurich art space Les Complices* has in recent years become a hot spot of activity in the interstice between society and art. The name evokes an attitude: Complex projects are planned and launched “conspiratorially,” while authorship is something created through the dynamic interaction of management and staff. So it is no coincidence that Tim Zulauf’s latest theatrical project, Der Bau der Wörter (The Construction of Words), 2010, had its starting point here: After buying a ticket at Les Complices, one was handed a book titled Tagebuch einer Planung (Diary of a Planning), ostensibly written by Michèle Bernstein, the French writer who was once married to Guy Debord—though in fact it is Zulauf’s work. Then one was sent to board a bus that was waiting at the curb. The ensuing city tour usually started out in rush-hour traffic. A recorded

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