UNTITLED (2014) - A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck
UNTITLED is a solo for Marc Iglesias and is the third solo by Kris Verdonck, following EXIT (for Alix Eynaudi) and M, a reflection (for Johan Leysen). As in the other creations in this series, UNTITLED continues to develop the phenomenon of the ‘released figure’: the performer that is ‘cast’ onto the stage as if by a mechanical construction. The starting point is the character as it was created with Marc Iglesias in the performance H, an incident (2013). This character was based on the Russian writer Daniil Harms’ short story A Knight, which is about a man that has no opinion of his own. Out of sheer poverty he experiments with different ideologies as possible survival strategies. By effacing himself for the benefit of the common good, in the end, in his delirium, he gives his life for his country. In H, an incident, this man, wearing a lion suit, became the mascot of a political party.