Charged is a research project for the creation of a performative work.

From January to September 2019, I will develop this project as a resident artist of Dansmaker (NL) and in the “Special Edition” in the Centre National de la Danse (FR), with the accompaniment of Mathilde Monnier.

This project is part of the research platform “Over the leak” in which I have been working since 2017 with people from different fields, generations, and nationalities. The main research is around alchemy and the process of transformation.

Transforming, becoming another; as a poetic act and political strategy.

What happens when we rub things? Stones, our bodies, plastic, wood, our hair, ideas, tissues, ice… Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other. Too much friction means that things become stuck together. An interesting metaphor for entrenched conflict? If there is so much friction it’s not possible to get loose from the situation. For something to get traction, there needs to be friction. A metaphor for how ideas come to be accepted?

Research Project In dialog with Vinny Jones (AU/NL) and Ariadna Rubio Lleo (DE/NL)



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