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Performative Biograf

Mul­ti­me­dia project cre­ated at a res­i­dency in Pilsen, cul­tural cap­i­tal of Europe 2015 in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Tanec Praha.

The action of build­ing a wall as a metaphor for lay­er­ing time and mem­o­ries. This per­for­mance was divided in two actions.

Part 1:

The process of build­ing the wall, that the audi­ence can wit­ness from any angle. The per­form­ers min­gle in between the audi­ence and per­form as the wall is being build. All is recorded from a hid­den camera.

Part 2:

In the night the record­ing of part 1 is pro­jected on the fin­ished wall. Simul­ta­ne­ously, the wall is build down uncov­er­ing the dancers behind. The result­ing image then con­jures the illu­sion and the real­ity of mate­ri­al­ity and time, and the expec­ta­tions of the audience.

A project in which sep­a­rate ele­ments like dance, music, light, archi­tec­ture and the wall come together in a mov­ing instal­la­tion that tells the his­tory of its own creation.

Together with: Jan Barta, Janka Novory­tová, Petr Vrba, George Cre­maschi, Bernard Gauget, Radim Klásek, Lenka Jíšová, Eva Susová, Georgy Bag­dasarov, Tereza Vohryzková and Kate­rina Dietzová.