Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva, March 5 – 8th , 2015
Performed by Mariana Valencia, Lydia Okrent and Jules Gimbrone.
Video by Aurélie Doutre and Justine Giliberto.
PART 1 – CALL AND RESPONSE / SPEAKING THROUGH A SCREEN
PART 2 – THING DUETS
PART 3 – VECTOR DANCE / MAPPING THE SPACE
PART 4 – JUNK PLAYS ITSELF
PART 5 – PLAYBACK MIX – RECORDED AUDIO FROM PERFORMANCE; MONO SHOTGUN MICROPHONE AND FOUR CONDENSER MICS LOCATED AT CORNERS OF THE ROOM
There is a room without walls. This room queers all that enters. When we are in this room we feel welcomed and visible; clear in form but not pre- determined in function. We desire this room. We want to lay on its floor. When we listen we are both speaking and being spoken to. The room listens. The room adapts to hold contour, to hold curves and lines, to hold what we forget to acknowledge. It holds all of it, especially the junk. This junk changes the listenings. This room is nowhere and everywhere simultaneously. Sometimes it is carried within a body, or between two bodies or more. Sometimes it appears momentarily and then is gone. Sometimes we think we are making this room, but then thoughts form cement. Cement forms bricks. Bricks form walls, and suddenly we are separated from ourselves and from this room. We re-build this room, dismantle it, and take it with us. It is a life’s work. The room is hidden and only found by listening.