Searching for cohesion in this age of fragmentation.
In Speaking of Which, Alex and Marta establish kaleidoscopic thought-connections making mental leaps between physics, philosophy and theology. In a dialogical structure between themselves on stage and their pixelated alter egos in a dance studio, they pose a series of questions addressing superstitious science, fanatic relativism, atheistic christianism, esoteric legitimacy, delusional concreteness and other intriguing paradoxes.
Žižek, Hawking, God and virtual reality…
Evoking microcosmos as well as far-away galaxies..
Humourous and smart, the production hovers between various layers of meaning – a physical state supported live by the electronic sounds of Stephan Sperlich. As in previous projects, the Graz-based artists play with mirroring and doubling – this time within the realm of “real” versus “virtual” existence.
In a sea of abstraction, associations are a treasure and a self earned pleasure.
The addition of a self reflective commentary combined with a keen awareness of its placement and context tackles the form to pieces.
The subject of the multi-dimensionality is inviting to a broader experience of a claustrophobic reality.
What more can I say, they found the door to Narnia in the dance-studios closet.
|Concept and Performance_||Alex Deutinger and Marta Navaridas|
|Composition and Sound Direction_
|Outside Eye_||Helmut Köpping|
|Thanks to_||Hanna Hollmann|
|Photos_||Klaus Pichler, www.kpic.at|
|A commission by_||Tanzquartier Wien|