Stomach – or how can we be with each other?
Marta Navaridas’ latest work examines the hierarchy of the senses in Western culture. Seeing and hearing are regarded as ‘higher’ senses – they are associated with superiority and the respective dominant social groups. The senses of smell, taste and touch, however, are believed to be animalistic features, drawing us ever closer to the animal kingdom, and are mostly evoked in connection with women, workers and racialized bodies. Navaridas’ three performers, which seem to be stranded on a utopian island, oppose this order through forms of encounter, joy, lust and interaction which blur the lines between inner and exterior body features, celebrate odours and collectively and radically reject a hierarchy of our senses as well as the questionable nature-culture divide through sound and vocal escapades. A joyful tribute to the ‘inferior’ senses.
studied translation and interpretation at UPF Barcelona, choreography at ArtEZ College of Art in Arnheim and mime at the HKA Amsterdam Theater School. Together with Alex Deutinger, she has been creating text-based performances since 2009, such as Your Majesties, Speaking of Which, Queen of Hearts, Pontifex, I would like to be a better person and Octopus. Since 2015, she has worked on her own choreographic pieces, such as The Battle (2015), I Swear (2017), ONÍRICA (2020), Stomach (2021). She also created a series of drawings titled M for Medium. Her works have been co-produced by Tanzquartier Wien, Impulstanz Festival and Szene Salzburg, among others. In 2019, she also started collaborating with Schauspielhaus Graz and Kunsthaus/Joanneum Graz.
Concept, direction Marta Navaridas Text, performance Beatrice Frey, Alex Deutinger, Alex Franz Zehetbauer Sound design, composition Manuel Riegler Stage design, art direction Georg Klüver-Pfandtner Costumes, artwork Annemarie Arzberger Light design Sveta Schwin Outside eyes Lau Lukkarila, Alexandru Cosarca Production Performanceinitiative 22, mollusca productions Coproduction theaterland Steiermark – newsOFFstyria 2021 With the support of Stadt Graz, Kultur Land Steiermark, Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport, Das andere Theater.
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