“cities on the maps remind me of spiderwebs”
“cops in striped costumes on the night road remind me of wasps”
“bird’s singing reminds me of an elevator sound in my block house”
"Dead end" is a collage consisting of situations and soundscapes collected from the walks in cities. The performance is inspired by the phenomenon of micro-urbanism, a field that explores the urban life not only from the anthropological point of view but also from the perspective of objects which creates our dailiness in different scales: from the cracks in the walls and small rubbish between the pavements to the highways from the bird’s eye view; from the rat squeak under a bridge to a train horn.
What are our natural surroundings? Which actions and movements do our surroundings and our ideas about our surroundings trigger? PYL’s members propose spontaneous answers in a playful way, reflecting their own experiences of growing up in the cities.
“What are you doing? Don’t kiss the caterpillar, it’s dirty!”
“The childhood experience that determines spatial practices later develops its effects, proliferates, floods private and public spaces, undoes their readable surfaces, and creates within the planned city a ‘metaphorical’ or mobile city.”
(Michel de Certeau “The Practice of Everyday Life”)
Created by PYL (Maria Komarova, Theresa Schrezenmeir, Veronika Svobodová, Svetlana Silich)
Premiere: Markgrafentheater, Erlangen, DE. 05.2019
The project was supported by DAMU (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Theatre faculty) and by “Nadace život umělce”.
- Language no Problem
- 50 minutes
- www.acud-theater.de/programm/5082-dead-end.html https://www.acud-theater.de/programm/5082-dead-end.html