17.–20. April 2021
“Your gaze on me, I stare at you, not what you are, but what you will become.” — Rosi Braidotti, Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming
How do hormones shape the internal and external sense of power, and one’s own becoming? G.E.L. is an embodied research on a molecular and transpersonal level that culminates in a dance performance. Claudia Lomoschitz, Lau Lukkarila and Gleb Amankulov investigate social aspects of endometrial flows, microbiological bodies, and how these transcend linearities and binaries. A performance that touches on risk-taking in relation to hormonal alterations and biotechnologies. What does it mean to conduct one’s own hormonal score: sharing the rush of adrenaline, generating oxytocin, following melatonin cycles, resisting cortisol changes, adapting to serotonin enhancers, spreading relaxin, applying testogel and exploring the effects of taking the pill? Personal interactions with hormone cycles, corporeal frequencies, attraction, tenderness, perversion, care, power and aggression will be acknowledged and discussed. Pouring oneself onto the other’s perception, the performers will test sticky emotions, gestures, postures, thoughts and movements. This research combines the different backgrounds and disciplines of the three performers, such as football, ballroom dance, fine arts, pedagogy, sculpture, care work, theatre, social work, contemporary dance and photography.
Performance / Gleb Amankulov, Claudia Lomoschitz, Lau Lukkarila
Sounddesign, Performance / Manuel Riegler
Outside Eyes / Mateusz Szymanówka
Camera / Moritz Franz Zangl, Anna Barbieri
Light / Valentin Danler, Harry Reiß, G.E.L. team
Video Editing / Claudia Lomoschitz and G.E.L. team
A co-production by soaked, Be My Guest – International network for the emerging practices and Tanzquartier Wien.
Thanks to Huggy Bears, nadaLokal, Alex Franz Zehetbauer and Costas Kekis.