„This body is fragile.“ — Karin Pauer
How is it possible to challenge and shake the anthropocentric perspective by means of empathy and care? To conduct such an experiment, Karin Pauer has chosen to embody the Earth. Starting with her own body, she searches for analogies between mankind and the planet. The perpetual movement of the Planet is juxtaposed with the body’s limitations. The performing body turns into a hard-working, fearless, tireless body. Pauer counters the notion of destruction and exploitation with a contemporary ritual. A space for contemplative rebellion emerges, filled with sound from the album Agora by Austrian electronic pioneer Christian Fennesz.
PLANET BODY is part of the series dances of the Anthropocene.
completed her choreography studies at ArtEZ – Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (Netherlands) in 2008. She has since collaborated in various forms with Liquid Loft/ Chris Haring, Davis Freeman, Mike O’Connor, Simone Truong & Maureen Keaegi, among others.