'Head to Head - Pushing Territories' performance by Zierle & Carter for Priority Route - this years CIPAF Cyprus International Performance Art Festival, organised and curated by Christina Georgiou and her team.
Filmed by Anna Papachristodoulou and edited by Christina Georgiou.
About 'Head to Head - Pushing Territories':
Zierle & Carter’s site specific durational performance ‘Head to Head – Pushing Territories’ is a sightless exploration of unknown spaces and encounters. The artists’ heads are covered with a surreal contraption that keeps both heads at one fixed distance and position to each other, constantly facing each other without being able to see or get any closer or apart from each other. This sets the framework for a territorial game where the rules get constantly broken and reinvented. Emotions push to the foreground, mental states are expressed, at times gentle and sensitive, at others raw and uncompromised, the pushing and pulling creates an absurd dance between two opposing forces that echo some of the not so distant history of the site, as well as embodying the universal nature of relationship dynamics. Trying to find a resolution seems to be futile and yet the performance is carried by the intent to embody harmony through conflict.
A full text description of the performance is available at cipafestival.tumblr.com/reviews-reflections