We extend ourselves

Simon Helbling

director, storyteller

A 168 hours non-stop performance, 2009

Heike M. Goetze, who worked as “Artist in Residence” in the Rote Fabrik, Markus Gerber and me developed a non stop performance about body optimizations. We had our doors open a whole week and talked with scientists, artists and body optimizers. We explored how we are forced to and seduced to continuously change, optimize and alter our bodies, including mental enhancements, body training, beauty operations, bionics, death, ethics, superheroes, fitness training and live tattooing. Rote Fabrik, Zurich