SO EMOTIONAL 2017
Emotionally overloaded forms circulate online and offline sculpting the surface of our bodies and identities. In So Emotional two performers hidden behind white theatrical masks inhabit images of ecstasy and despair, anger and fear to explore historical and contemporary forms of emotions and the emotionality of the forms itself. While shadowing each other, they browse through artworks, memes, gifs, scenes from the movies and music videos. They hack them, pile them up and set them in motion to consider the body’s ability to act, resist and transform individually and collectively.
If the body is a battleground and affect is a new frontier of political struggle, how can we prepare for it? And how can we cultivate micro resistance trapped in a never-ending chain of repetition and appropriation?
Concept Przemek Kamiński, Marta Ziółek and Mateusz Szymanówka
Choreography and Performance Przemek Kamiński and Marta Ziółek
Dramaturgical Assistance Mateusz Szymanówka
Music Lubomir Grzelak
Light Design Aleksandr Prowaliński
Video Katarzyna Borelowska
Production Nowy Teatr
Support Visegrad Artist Residency Program Performing Arts, Art Quarter Budapest, Adam Mixkiewicz Institue
Poznań, 2018 Pawilon
Berlin, 2018 Tanztage Festival,Sophiensaele
Warsaw, 2017/2018 Nowy Teatr
Budapest, 2016 Trafo House of Contemporary Arts