Resistance of the Object at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Melati Suryodarmo - Perception of Patterns of Timeless Influence
Performance: June 19 – June 20, 2009

Lilith Performance Studio is invited to the international Performing Arts Festival-IN TRANSIT 09 - Resistance of the Object with two Lilith Productions at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
Lilith Performance Studio shows two wayward solo productions showed in the studio in 2007 and 2008, by the artists Melati Suryodarmo (IND) and Yingmei Duan (CH).

Melati Suryodarmo (IDN)
Perception of Patterns in Timeless Influence
Participants: Melati Suryodarmo, Angelica Asp (opera) & David Hovstadius (violin)
Duration: 5 hours

In Perception of Patterns in Timeless Influence, Melati Suryodarmo creates a scene reminiscent of baroque chiaroscuro painting. Among seven white rabbits in a “tableau vivant”, as a living picture, Suryodarmo is locked into a glass vitrine. She remains still, only slightly altering her position now and then as the rabbits leap about around her. A melancholic and humorous image arises in the meeting between the impulsive rabbits and the focused artist. At intervals of 30 minutes the scene is interrupted, an opera singer and a violinist enter the room and perform Bach’s aria Blute Nur from the St Matthew Passion to Suryodarmo. By repeating this pattern, the communication without words and the relation between the three performers deepen during the five hours.

Suryodarmo (born in 1969 in Surakarta, Indonesia, lives and works in Indonisa and Germany) combines theories of philosophy and psychology of perception with mythological thoughts on the animals being allied in magic with the gods and if so, on whether humans are able to communicate with the animals on a higher level of perception.

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