[Part 3 of the MAZY-project, the three pieces can be presented either collectively as MAZY project, or as seperate films.]
What is the human body able to sustain when subjected to devices that record sounds and images? And what can be done with the human body when it tends to evade the representational codes of these devices? MAZY (meaning “labyrinthine”), based on the choreography by Willi Dorner, offers three answers formulated with the dispositives of video, film and computer: videographic marionette, expressive filmic being and computerized trace of movement.
Michaela Schwentner draws the final conclusion from this working-over in how do you want m.? The body is no more. What remains are nearly incomprehensible layered visual traces, created in a computer, that condense into abstract geometries in motion. Breakbeat fragments force us back to the point at which the question of what a human body can do is posed again. [Michael Palm]