The State of Things, 2011, performance with Vania Rovisco, Maria F. Scaroni, Michiel Keuper, and Dania Burger
installation view,
Galerie Neurotitan, Berlin

The State of Things

Michiel and I were invited by Vania Rovisco and Maria F. Scaroni to collaborate with them for the performance in the Gallery Neurotitan. We developed the stage setting and were also physically part of the performance.

The State of Things is a womb, a place to transform matter, space and time through the body’s un-linear and reiterated invasion. It looks like a refugee camp for pin ups, where nobody knows if the war has passed. The wood is for light and heat, the wool and cotton come from animals, the gold and the glitters are post-industrial, the feet grew heels with no questions. How is the female body seen and felt? Can we evoke a collective memory of the feminine? We let the body raise and travel for 12 hours and invite the audience as witness, participant, voyeur, visitor.
Female is space. Carved up, penetrated, stuffed. Female is place.
Female is cut up in images. And the organs?
Female is internal depths. What about the skin highways?
What other genders are to surface?