ISABEL BURR RATY
001b: TRYING PLASTIC VARIATIONS (2020) (SI)
lecture performance by Adriana Knouf
Dramaturgy assistance: Pia Brezavšček, Kira O’Reilly, Isabel Burr Raty
The residency was developed as part of the Biofriction project. Production: Kapelica Gallery/Kersnikova Institute; co-production: City of Women. Supported by: the European Union – Creative Europe, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture.
Premiering at the City of Women festival, 001a: Trying Plastic Variations is a lecture performance that frames this project within previous enactments of self-experimentation with her voice, hormones, and the audacity of tranxxeno imaginaries of outer space. With vocal transmutations based on the artist’s own self-directed arduous voice training, meditations on her prior work that has orbited the Earth aboard the International Space Station, and early discoveries from the Eromatase project, the lecture-performance will enact novel constellations of the body that arise from an understanding of its malleability.
Photography: Nada Žgank
DEEP PHYTOCRACY (SI)
participatory performance by Špela Petrič
Dramaturgy Isabel Burr Raty
Supported by Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia & Vilnius Academy of Arts Lithuania
How did wheat manage to domesticate the human? From Pollan's perspective-bending "Botany of Desire" to the environmental humanities' "vegetal politics", the entanglements between plants and people are ubiquitous, mundane and often hiding in plain sight. As part of the inquiries into Vegetal Otherness, Špela Petrič set out to produce her own phytocracy-revealing onto-epistemological tools that are inspired by actual institutions/domains/cultural practices framing plant-people relations, but also playfully oblivious to their axioms and boundaries. The fabulative expedition into the “wilderness” of Tree park Medlog, Celje, invites participants to reflect on plant governance as governance of plants. Guided by the artist’s alter ego Živa Pikaja, they encounter the vegetal through a multitude of uncanny perspectives, facilitated by recombinant tools, specifically created to point to dissonances and reciprocity in plant-people relationships.
Manufacture of tools Scenart d.o.o., Design Miha Turšič, Photography Miha Godec, Video Laurynas Skeisgiela
dance by Ana Barros
Photo by Rodrigo Alonso Molina Meza
Dramaturgy Isabel Burr Raty
Bi-Polar is a contemporary dance performance where two criss crossed bodies search to appear and dissapear inmersed in a world of technological control.
Coreographers & Dancers Ana Barros, Macarena Arrigorriaga Balbontin Production & costume design Alejandra Bobadilla Alvarado Original music score Jorge Aliaga Light design Cristian Navarro Ugarte Graphic design Diego Becas
Seasons Santiago Off Festival Matucana 100, Festival de las Artes Valparaíso, GAM, Villa Grimaldi, Estudio, Fotografico Simón Bolivar
HET AALTAR OPEN RESEARCH LAB (BE)
installation performance by Bárbara Echevarría
Dramaturgy assistance & performers coach Isabel Burr Raty
Co-produced by Mestizo Arts Festival & T’arsenal Mechelen
In the frame of T’arsenaal Theater Open Research Lab, Barbara Echeverria, Argentinean Theater director that collaborates with Mestizo Arts Festival, presented Het Performance open research lab, which approached the relationship we have to death and our deceased.