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Terminology: language approach to 'doing nothing'

Never say 'work' - say 'experience'

Consciously avoid 'employment', 'job' - say 'commitment' , 'engaging in an experience'.

Don't say 'salary' - say 'payment', 'monetary compensation'.

Don't use words like 'management', 'production', 'asap', 'project team', 'promotion', 'deadline'.

Don't use ANY other word that belongs to corporate jargon or similar lexical fields. Words that make reference to the corporate world and a productivist mindset should be intentionally avoided.

Inside and outside of the exhibition space, as well all later oral and written communication about the performance, instead of a borrowed repertoire:

use words that are relevant to a – your – subjective perception, enhancing the individual manner of experiencing things, which in turn opens up to new ways of functioning.

Use 'you', 'me', subjective terms, speak from the first person.

Visitors of an exhibition space are suggested to 'do nothing' is a (situational) (expanded) performance by artist Katya Ev. It will be enacted by the artist for the first time in December 2020

For future enactments the artist opens the possibility to any person to realise this performance, within the total finit number of 2000 and through a legal agreement including the  the artist's score and guidelines 


Katya Ev's particular interest in modes and forms of conservation of performance art evolves into experimental and moving re-enactment modalities, that embrace new circumstances and locations. Her approach questions how to frame the essence of a performative works in ways appropriate for sales, archives, transfers of authorship rights, reenactment, reproduction. ​