Duet #2: Made in China
performed by: Tilman O’Donnell & Eschenbach porcelain cup
In the second duet in the series, Tilman O’Donnell is collaborating with an Eschenbach porcelain cup produced in Germany in the mid 20th century. The cup, as a container, can be said to mirror the container that is the human body. However, it has to be transported rather delicately – the fragility of its material having been used historically to signify social refinement and sophistication. This is a dance of reciprocal moulding and being moulded, pouring and being poured, during which, possibly, slowly, form appears and re-appears.
Fabrice Mazliah’s durational project “Manufactured Series” is composed of ten concentrated duets with one human and one non-human body each. The duets concentrate particularly on the non-human bodies, their hand-made quality and thus their close links to the human hand.
Concept: Fabrice Mazliah
Choreography: Fabrice Mazliah in collaboration with the performers
Research and Dramaturgy: Marialena Marouda
Outside Eye: May Zarhy
Production Management: Johanna Milz & Jeanne Charlotte Vogt
Video: Mariana Brzostowski
A production of Fabrice Mazliah/Work of Act in co-produktion with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Work of Act is supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt.