We view violence not necessarily as a conscious destructive action but rather a side effect of deterritorialization. The violation of intimacy.
Smell.Me.Odinary.Piece questions societies view on instinctive desire and It's fear of sharing territory.
It is reflecting on the stage leading up to the physical violation, where violence is still seductive and dangerous at the same time.
THE BODY OF RESEARCH
The work is based on our physical research where scent becomes a primal impulse for movement creation and a way to relate to one another. We refer to an instinctual, almost animalistic way of perception of an ever-changing situation, where one has to be in a constant “flight or fight” mode. We have found inspiration in the investigation of Desmond Morris, Zoologist, ethnologist, and author in human sociobiology. In this work, we question the equality between human and animalistic behavior.
We are interested in the origins of violence among individuals. Not necessarily as a conscious destructive action but rather a side effect of deterritorialization. Broadening the borders of the self / overtaking someone else's territory often leads to violation of intimacy. We reflect on the stage leading up to the physical violation, where violence is still seductive and dangerous at the same time. We want to question societies view on instinctive desire and the suppression of such. It's fear of sharing territory and connecting, creating common space. How do we connect and trust in a world where partaking of a personal and environmental territory is associated with aggression and violence?
SPACE & ATMOSPHERE
Theater space turned into a dance club. The light is dim. The electronic music is in a constant, almost trans rhythm. Ambient bass felt strongly in the chests, dictating common intimate energy but yet everyone is foreign to each other. As if a combination of Destiny and instinctual desire for the unknown brought them together.
Two Characters meet in a dance club. At first glance two ordinary people, but gender is unrecognizable. In Curiosity and desire for the connection, they detect each other's borders, by staring, sniffing & awaiting one another's response. Touch is a definite no go, as the power game occurs and the inner need for submissiveness and a closer connection becomes lost in the fear of the unknown.
- DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY
- Justyna Kalbarzcyk
- Edith Buttingsrud Pedersen
A Co-Production with
ROZBARK Dance and Movement Theatre in Bytom