Tereza Sikorová & Tomáš Moravanský

Physical Introduction

post-clown performance, installation, sound of ventilation, video, 25 min
4.12.2018, no longer used sound studio, Buranteatr, Brno, CZ

8.11.2019, festival YUP, Haus der Jugend, Osnabrück, Germany (as Virtual Introduction)


“A surviving genre of modern times.“


Physical Introduction is a performance on the edge of physical theatre, sound and installation reacting specifically to the space in which it is performed. It is a separated scene from a POOL series of post-clown manifestations. The performance took place in unused recording studio in a theatre. At the entrance to the room, viewers could take a menthol candy, which some of them unpacked during the performance. It apologizes for the European stereotype of the clown's appearance and its contemporary representations. Likewise, it refers to the western pop culture clown as well as to the B-movies and C-movies film genres. It improves the inherent properties of a particular space and renames its original state in to the post-clown environs. It also creates mimicry, even in the sound - we turned on the ventilation that was in the recording studio, which also caused that the room was gradually getting cold. The post-clown opposes the stereotypes of its predecessors and contemporaries by nihilism. It ignores the physical laws as a passive citizen who wants to be unobserved and natural in its environment. Instead of seeking freedom and desire, the physical actress as a post-clown caricature herself in the authenticity of existence. The concept uses passivity from the actress and focuses on minimalism and detail and appeals to the viewer's imagination. It doesn't matter what happened in the past, the story begins with the intertextuality of genres. POOL: Physical Introduction is an introduction to the everydayness of post-clown character.

video of performance

Physical Introduction is part of the POOL series. The primary aspect of the POOL series is dedicated to the post-clown manifestation.

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