theatercombinat |oktober - dezember 2015 urban laboratory IDEAL PARADISE - eine performative praxis im urbanen raum - module von/für IDEAL PARADISE

sprache/language: deutsch

(katastrophen 11/15) ideal paradise

a first step to IDEAL PARADISE
a second step to IDEAL PARADISE
a third step to IDEAL PARADISE
IDEAL PARADISE urban laboratory

method body
thoughts meet space wien
thoughts meet space beirut
(in)valid bodies
katastrophen: momente des umschlags
what about catastrophes?
politics of paradise and catastrophes



module 1

2 persons in a dialogue outdoors; shouting as a "conversation in distance" (at least 15 meters)
the dialogue can start close-by, but it would continuously span or directly emerge in distance. at high frequented places, where the positioning spatially includes the other visitors.
following a topic and a script – content and rhythm

- order of knowledge, collections, cultural projections
- territory and appropriation
- ideology and terror
- anthropology and erotic racisms
- perceiving objects
- ritual, fetish und other social systems

module 2

standing lonely
long lasting and alone – at exposed spots
a solitary immobilisation or confrontation of a person with the public space.

module 3

alone at a public space spreading an emotion
an ongoing infection of the other users of the space
generating and initiating actions
through duration and occupation of that space. therefore diverse strategies exist.

module 4

in a countermovement
an artificial sequence of movements in a clearly different informed space that inquirescleaarly different movements and doesn't support or even allow that kind of choreography. those choreographies could be developed through different relations according the respective spaces, and they also could be compiled or implanted from one to another room.
probably alone or together as a synchronous chorus (addressing a distinct direction) or several people simultaneously with different perspectives.

module 5

with actions and speeches.
a lonesome and powerful opposite standpoint that articulates itself through speech and gesture and agitates the listeners and present people.

module 6

re-enact art actions or acts of activism you find relevant
the re-enactment happens alone, even when the original act was done by several people or even thousands of people. the impossibility would be the condition of this re-enactment of art actions or acts in art or activism.

module 7

be where you are - conscious with your muscles and mind.
choose and take a position in space as an attitude, a perspective. be activated with your mind, your concentration, and your muscles. receive information from this spot. stay for the enitre duration of the module on the spot of the position. you can turn, move around or shift the body to different levels on this position. from there, measure or relate with different parts or articulations of the body towards concrete buildings, constructions, elements, objects, vehicles or plants in the space. you measure or relate with your body towards different consistency of appearances in the space. do not become a sign, but stay liquid and active in any relation.

module 8

take a position in space, anchor your presence (have a look at module 7) and shift permanently the relations to which you organise your body. it's a high speed relational choreography searching for movements which are related to things outside of your body but which resonate in your body. it is a state of movement.

module 9

a dynamic movement of the body in space. starting by positioning on a spot in space. let the body be moved by all acoustic information and let your body follow the dynamic of the sound, or produce sounds by yourselves and let the body be moved by this. the movement is in both cases the reaction to the sound.

module 10

take movements from plants you observe in the urban space and transform them into your body as dynamic, gravity, rhythm and direction in space.

module 11

marking space, fragment space, establish constructions, shelters, taboo signs with objects or with the body
and use the body inhabiting your constructions.
marking the space is not about the result, but about the rhythm and act of constructing a territory. the time, the interaction and the trace of your acts in objects are interesting.

module 12

imagine the production process, the journey and the experience of an used object. create a narrative from the perspective of the chosen object.
intertwine descriptions, facts and fictions.

module 13
INSERTING your body and producing DIFFERENCE (or disappear and reappear)

insert your body into the functionalities and accepted practices and habits of a space.
become "invisible" or "normal" in this space. from being with the others start to create differences.
allow the difference to stand for itself and transform your appearance and behaviour back into the "normal" registers of madness that is inscribed in each space and its functions.

module 14
INTERCHANGE bodies / movements

work with material you have found and you have experienced in a particular informed space and transpose its movements, rhythms, relations into another informed space.

module 15

convert bodies from photographs or paintings and reconstruct the relation between the photographer (painter) and the photographed bodies. take the gaze of the documented body to the viewer and recreate the relation between the viewer and the person being viewed in the actual space between you and the people using the space. the tension and organisation of this pictured body is the material for movement and the converting from your actual body tension into partly and sequential the information you get from the photograph, as well as infiltrating the situation in the actual space towards the situation you get from the image. (an assaulting strategy, mis-use)

module 16

or imagine yourself actively in an image
or describe an image by the relation between bodies, objects, space
step in the image and the body and object relations as an imagined acting body with (sexual) desires. the image is the starting point for the imagination of a listener, for this aim you structure your language. theatrale produktion und rezeption