Insult as a mask.
Insult as a perspective, a way of feeling, an emotional reaction.
Insult as a result of the impossibility to express the inexpressible.
Insult as a carnival, a ritual of initiation.
Insult as a transitional moment.
Eskimo is an insult.
Eskimo is a game of embodiment of insults. A relational event, in which the performers are mocking themselves and the others. A relation that generates thought and language. An infancy state that plays within and without the law, generating a field of possibilities.
Concept by Marcos Simoes
Created with Sara Manente, Varinia Cantovila, Ondine Cloez, Michiel Reynaert and Christophe Albertijn
Video by Marcelo Mardones
Costumes by Patricia Fernandez
A production from Monty, theatermaker and WorkSpaceBrussels
Thanks to the support of LesBainsConnective, all the members of EVE VZW, and a special thanks to all the support of the people involved directly and indirectly, that made this project possible.
EsKImo started from the idea of using the insults as the motor to generate a creation. Trough the embodiment of the insults, what kind of bodies would appear? What kind of relation would these bodies have? What kind of sounds, movements, and language would these bodies generate? And how we do look at this things? These where some of the questions that I was interested in instigate.
When the insults are towards something that we cannot reach, this insults become a field of possibilities. The insults becomes the joker, the carnival, rituals, zombies or folklore, etc
The insults as a mask.
During the process the performers in a constant embodiment of the insults, where the mockery (the mockery towards oneself and the other) was the insult more present, where playing a game of recognition, associations and becoming, through watching oneself and the other in this embodiment process, what kind of associations you could make towards you where doing, what kind of relation events you could recognize?
Eskimo is a piece that is build up in a form of a wave or a chain of possibilities that transforms one into the other. Eskimo is a community event, to defend their territory from bad feelings. Eskimo is a renewal process. Eskimo is a game of liberation, where the bodies moves in a space of transitions, within and without the law. Eskimo as a state of exception.