I NEED A NEW BODY
I Need a New Body will take place in-between: between a body as an exhibition and a body as a resource, while looking at the place where these two intersect.
8:00pm — 9:00pm
Followed by an artist talk.
Pay what you can: 5 - 15 €.Ticket needed
Viktorija Ilioska & Nastya Dzyuban © Sonja Stavrova
In a world where we enjoy a fake image of endless resources, where we sucked the earth to draw out the last bits, how do we continue to pump? The operation of pumping, that is, moving matters from one location to another, seems to be at the core of the most vital processes of both production and reproduction. We draw, suck, elicit and drain the earth's body to enrich our lives on it, emptying our future(s). At the same time, we suck, boost, inject and inflate our bodies, transgressing their capacities. Pumping can paradoxically be at the same time capitalist practice of exhaustion as well as the feminist practice of enrichment and enhancement. Once on one side is being pumped, the other one is being sucked. Perhaps, eventually, this piece will be busy with wasting, emptying and exhausting. One thing is certain, I Need a New Body will take place in-between: between a body as an exhibition and a body as a resource, while looking at the place where these two intersect.
Concept and choreography: Viktorija Ilioska in conversation with Nastya Dzyuban, Laura Stellacci
Performance: Viktorija Ilioska and Nastya Dzyuban
Voices: Amélie Haller and Maren Küpper
Sound design: Laura Stellacci
Coproduction between Lokomotiva-Center for New Initiative in Arts and Culture/Choreographed bodies program, Life Long Burning (LLB)/ Performance Situation Room program, NDA Slovenia and Viktorija Ilioska Supported by: Ministry of Culture of North Macedonia, Creative Europe (in the frame of Life Long Burning), A Frankfurt LAB promotion program for graduates of the Hessische Theaterakademie, made possible by the Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.
Special thanks to Rok Vevar, Dushica Nofitoska, Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski, Kristina Lelovac, Emilija Cockova, Max Smirzitz, Philipp Schulte, Frankfurt LAB