a Space Odissey

from black hole to space

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WHICH ARE THE SYMPTOMS of ALIVENESS ?

what role do things play in our lives?

which aliveness?

what and how do things teach to us?

is there any point to give subjectivity to things?

what can we witness by following things?

presented at Centrale for Contemporary Arts - ISAC festival (Brussels)                  Teatro Sala Fontana - FestivalPiùCheDanza (Milano)     

with MyRedDiamondDildo                        

                 

a Space Odissey
from black hole to space

Once, in my room, a GOD* wakes up in a closet.

It shakes with pleasure.

It generates movement that expands around.

The space vibrates, moves,enjoys.

By observation,

images,repetitions, connections arise.

which position do we chose to look at things?

a movie that follows the journey of that GOD,

from its first steps, to the room in which the audience is laying down.

What does it move? How do we get here?

Starting from disparate literature about agency of things, I freestyle reflect with the audience experiencing several possibility to give agency to a thing and to take as human a different position, the thing listener.

from Bennet's political ecology of things , passing through Pasolini's  semiotic and pedagogy of things, winking to the object of Kubrick, through the Contra-Sexual manifest of Preciado, filtered by the absurdity of the B-movie of Q. Dupieux I mostly question our human position as story-tellers.

is the observer, the watcher, the listener something such a passive position? or does it require at the very base a “giving”?

and how can objects erotically teach to us?

take you position, enjoy!

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references:

 

- Vibrant Matter. a political ecology of things , J.Bennett

- Lettere Luterane. Il progresso come falso progresso, P.P. Pasolini
  especially La prima lezione me l’ha data una tenda, Impotenza contro il linguaggio pedagogico delle cose,      Com’è mutato il linguaggio delle cose

- Contra-sexual Manifest, Paul B. Preciado

- Rubber, Q. Dupieux (movie)

THE PERFORMANCE - how does it work

 

a Space Odissey, from black hole to space is a performance of approx. 65' that moves the audience along two non-contiguous spaces (usually a foyer and another room) following the thinking movement of a Dildo.

The audience is firstly invited to attend an introductive talk with the non-human Dildo, then to follow one-to-one its amplified sound and vibration coming from a non-contiguous room, to lay down and watch a 35' movie starring the Dildo, while experiencing their own body vibrated with the floor, by the Dildo sound amplified by the speakers.

For last the audience is left with the appearance of the Dildo, "fallen from the ceiling" or "from the movie". Dildo and audience, They are left together to experience each other presence and interaction. The performer (or author) is present with them as an observer, he can intervene or not, according to his own feelings. 

This last moment,"happening", has a variable duration.