Doing Sub Thinking wants to expose what may come across as being implicit but unnoticed in our social lives, which is not necessarily a feature of truth making. Operations of tight thinking absorbed by loose activities squeezed down or stretched out actions disturbed by a kind of thinking as doing are few strategies the performers are using to destabilise the viewer’s judgements and trust in the project.
Surveilling how spaces for mental withdrawal bring out conflicts between what the individual wants and what is already present the performers oftentimes set in motion half-articulations which can create dissatisfaction with the present but bring about further possibilities, through a normalisation of doubt or letting go of something that must be solved at a later time or re-imagined with a great probability of failure, throughout the process.
Block Universe, International Performance Art Festival, London, 2018
Documented by Reynir Hutber, London
- Royal Academy of Arts, London
(commissioned by Block Universe Festival in collaboration with Delfina Foundation and European Art East Foundation)
Concept and choreography: Alex Mirutziu
Performers: Ekin Bernay, Rowdy_SS, Jenn Vogtle