"One day we read this in a blog: 90% of cells in our body contain their own DNA, which means that it is not " I " nor " you ". 99.9999999999999% of the atoms of bodies are void and neither are those which we are born with. This left us echo! We let this echo resonate. We get the interest in the void. Could we build anything from an apparent nothing? We try to start from the waiting into the action. We abandon inheritance, manipulation tools belonging to this fixed place we know- our embedded systems. We practice then to propel physical states of consciousness, practice also the opening in the body and we will find out from the Zero."
"What the body knows that we don't know?"
The two bodies in motion proposes a travel from the abstract to the concrete, where the "external" perception functions as the lens: increases and decreases, focuses and blurs, zooms in and out, defines and deforms, reveals and clears. From the "internal" perception it gives access to: membranes made of sensitive action, ancestral memories and openings, bodies inhabited by archetypes, trials and experiments of lived movement. This bodies accepted the moment and play with everything that comes from the physicality: revealing up "cosmos-characters" that emerge and communicate.
André and Catarina were inspired by the research of the artist Lygia Clark, who says, "we are proposers, we do not Propose the past, the future, but the present, the here and now," because in the here and now of the action is where meanings and metaphors, that appear only in present time, emerge. This unrepeatable act, creates a non-place and happens in an unrepresentative space. Its architecture enhances and transforms the horizontality between audience, performers and performative dispositive.
Jonathan Safran Foer said, "what did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me?" In this piece the dance "in cold water" will create the place for the human kind and of course for the dissolution of the self (ego) and the emerging of the being (to be | to exist). This investigation is in the limit of transition between the material body and the invisible body from the impact between flesh and light | sound and presence.
The plastic result of "what the body knows that we do not know?", is built by "ignition instruments" such as: clear plastic cube, corridor / opaque tunnel, transparent and opaque containers of liquid, cold water, milk, water-markers, clothing / transparent or fluorescent furs, silence / sound / vibration and light / dark. These elements serve to put the "body creator" on a platform of the unknown and the subsequent rediscovery, of rebirth, of reinventing.
The body as a catalyst that allows to be watched and lets the viewer create what he sees from an internal release. His mission: to find a place in power through experience and a repositioning of perception. A new presence.
The performance meets and speaks to itself from itself, to convey empathy, to communicate and rescue the forgotten. Perhaps the "locked", where there was no connection, in order to (re)bring things that emanate from nature: the spontaneous, the ritual, the dance release essential from the living and lived body -"corpo vivente".
Brief History of Performance "What the body knows that we don´t know" is a performance created from the invitation of the platform and space DOCK11 & Eden Studios in Berlin, and was established in two periods of residence in the space provided by Eden Studios. Performance premiered on The Box Dock11 at July 26, 2012, with performances until 29th July 2012, featuring four presentations. It is designed to be presented in platforms of contemporary dance, visual arts, in places like theaters, galleries, museums, and is interested in being co-produced by different agents.
design and interpretation André Soares and Catarina Gonçalves. sound Johanna Knutsson. light design Roger Rossel with André Soares and Catarina Gonçalves. costumes André Soares and Catarina Gonçalves production Inwhiteout