My jaw hurts from keeping my mouth shut. Oh, the need to scream without being able to.
I’ve said goodbye to love many times these past years and, yet, I don’t want to be alone. My longing returns like a song that I can’t get out of my head.
I tried to write you a love song
I’ve learned that fluidity grows from small movements slowly becoming larger and larger. Force only creates violence. It hurts.
We shared laughs, we revealed our insecurities, we talked and listened, we argued, we made up, we played, and most importantly: we wasted time together.
You’ll find a place full of memories, longing and a lot of laughter. Can you smell the food already?
Fantastic Fragility ... and how it's difficult to move on
Where are you?
I felt taken care of, as if someone cared about me. I smiled. I was calm and happy. I felt like I arrived.
Here and Now. Und die Ferne wird zur Nähe
Let’s sit here, feel the breeze and talk.
I might fail, I might not be good enough, but I want to try.
Embracing the ambiguity and ambivalence of our fragile feelings may embolden us to feel them more consciously and strongly. And honestly.
Thank you for your time. And you can thank me for mine.
Can you hear the ocean?
Accidents happen. The unexpected happens. Are we ever prepared?
Still White Shut
It is the moments in which we sit in silence, wasting time, and knowing what the other is thinking.
Ich weiß, dass du dich liebst. Und wenn nicht: Ich liebe dich auch.
I discovered the joys and pleasures of short liaisons, yet my loneliness prevails.
Born 1989 in Cologne, Germany. In 2011 earned BA in Visual Arts at San Diego State Universiy, CA, USA. Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.
Aside from performance, video, and fiber art, Robert Steinberger curates and writes as part of his artistic practice, working both solo and collaboratively. He co-founded the artist and curatorial collective FRICTION in 2012.
He has exhibited works and performed at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsm in Paris, LISTE Basel, Stadtgalerie Bern, as well as Theatre Gessnerallee, Haus Konstruktiv, Atelier Hermann Haller, Réunion, Last Tango and Perla-Mode in Zürich, and the Art Institute in San Diego, CA, among others. FRICTION filled the artist-run space Perla-Mode 2012 – 2015 and Nordflügel at Gessnerallee Zürich April 2015 – March 2016 with performances, exhibitions, and festivals.