‘The most violent thing to do is to do nothing.’ Slavoj Zizek
‘The crucial thing is that we know that behind the order of this world there is another.’ A. Artaud
In the solo Billions,
two images dialogue in the stage.
A human body and a plastic body contradict each other. A choreography on complex images and structural relations from our body questioning our contemporary notion of humanity and how we perceive ourselves among the idea of reproduction, power and models. A question of who is human, who is not? What defines a human being a human being? And what in non-human in man?
Mass and/in control
In the structure for the creation of that images such as lines, spamos, fragmentation, tension, sharpness, agility, fast tempo, explosion, pauza-petrifications constructs the base for a imagenary platform of
heroicism, narcism, machism, totalitarism, and so on.
Where control and disorder, perfection and mutilation find in its contradiction ways of explore with humor and irony the complexity of where/when/who are we? A man behind his glasses. A man behind glasses. A man behind.
The piece Billions embraces a research on how the body can bring the complexity of images as well how the body can expose metaphors for our contemporary life. Investigating the images and position of the body it is constantly seen behind window-shops the body itself in exposition. In front of these windows we sell our bodies to consum. The body becomes a working factory of desires. And as we reproduce in quantity products we lose awareness that our reproduction as human being are a unique and precious secret marvellous mysterious which we named nature.And is nature that can costruct a entire being from billions of invisible conession and parts such as cell
The idea for this piece starts in order to confront some of the contradictions from our capitalist society. How much are we not arrested into an image of perfection at the same time we dive into violence, mutilation and fragmentation of ourselves? How deepen our relations can be from the body taken as a fetish product or simple superficial appearance, a plastic skin? Can we escape ourselves from using power and being affected by it? Can we escape of be victim and oppressor in one body? Can we escape to be the dominated and the dominate of others bodies? How much what is inside of our bodies, which is not empty, is able to exchange with the outside?Is power in respect of an appereance of sthenght? Is the idea of body beauty constructed in harmonic perfection? Is that a model which makes us patterns of our ideas? What is reproduction (objects and humans) ? How reproduction effects our authenticity? How many heroes statues still are gonna be produced?Am I in front or behind a shopping window?
The audience is invited from the beggining to be active into experiencing and intrigued by the puzzle constructed in this piece by the signs and dramatugical choices.The weird relation is stabilished by this layerd solo constructed by a spasmatic, sharp, scultural, empowered body moving and another standing still facing the audience. This statue-manequim intends to intrigues the audience into conections and questions. Another weird relation starts to be stabilished with the audience. A man with Nike shoes and glasses fused into the de-construction of this plastic-statue proposes a straight forward conference-communication which fails into scream, oppression and a ironic Beonce’ s song.
The piece ends up with a video which comes to open up more the possibilities of experiencing and reflecting in this piece. It exposes realistic mannequins as a factory of billions. The complexity and the multitude of what we call human being is questionnated. Frammed not by chance by a pop and sentimental song.
What I look for in this piece is to expose trough phisicallity and choices in time and space a slice of our contemporaniety when the theater is a tool to experience and reflect upon the way and points-of-view we percieve life. The audience is invited to get in contact with another logic of seeing things and relate diferently with the body and movement.