live performance, 12 min

collaboration with Klara Kirsch

Unsettled by the social, political and ecological crises of the present, people at least try to gain control over themselves by regulating their emotional world. The trend to see oneself as a "self-entrepreneur" and to strive for personal excellence functions as a perfect coping strategy in late capitalism. The performance WINNER deals with the ambivalence of self-improvement mechanisms in the context of a coaching ses sion - between honest life questions and manipulative calls for self-exploitation. The performers are simultaneously coaches and "coachees", showmasters and assistants. Fragmentary statements are combined with emotionalized show elements from dance and boxing.