Permission To Sit

Live-Performance and public intervention

Duration: 5 hours


Dressed up as an AIDA waitress I take a five hours public break at an Aida café. The camouflage of the working cloths is similar too the smallest detail of the original one. Through the permanent consumption I am paying for my break. The small and quiet public intervention - perceived from the costumers and Aida waitresses as a strike - increases over hours to a provocation.

The performance “Permission to SIT” at Aida is a part of a whole performance series, which deal with precarious work environments in the public service sector.


Performed at:

Aida, Stephansplatz, Vienna (AT), 2010


Photo credits:

Photodocumentary by Lisbeth Kovačič & Anita Scherzer