Aftertaste is a science fiction performance and video installation in which the body becomes unformed, unorganized, disjointed, made up of infinite particles of information creating an impression of a constant coming back. It may be the map of madness, a performance with no beginning and no ending where the body constantly returns to zero and beyond zero. The information travels with multiple speeds, forward and backward, through the bodies and the sound machines. In order to see the world we may have to stop the world.
Two dancers are asked to completely depersonalize, to work with dissociation of meaning, to create a different reality governed by random rules. A third performer creates a different virtual space using the video camera, a wireless transmitter and a projection area.The soundtrack is created live using sound machines as looping and sampling stations. The project is designed both for stage and non-conventional venues (museum, industrial, commercial, street), being very easy to install.
Choreography Simona Deaconescu
Dramaturgical support Kroot Juurak
Video installation & light design Carmen Tofeni
Sound composition Denis Bolborea
Dancers Simona Dabija, Diana Spiridon
Premiere date: 24, 25, 27 September 2015 in eXplore dance festival #10 @WASP-Working Art Space and Production
Also presented @ the National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, FIX Theatre Iasi, REACTOR Theatre Cluj-Napoca, Ambasada Timisoara, dotdotdot festival Vienna.
PRODUCERS & SPONSORS
CO-PRODUCERS Tangaj Dance Collective, 4Culture & WASP-Working Art Space and Production
“AFTERTASTE” is part of the cultural project “Room 0004_Lines of Flight”, co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund and The Cultural Center of Bucharest Municipality. The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project, nor the manner in which the results of the project can be used. All these are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the grant.