Installation, physical theatre, video, 25‘
Buranteatr, Brno, CZ
YUP Festival Haus der Jugend, Osnabrück, DE
Artist: Tereza Sikorová & Tomáš Moravanský
Performed: Tereza Sikorová
Physical Introduction as a „surviving genre of modern times“ is a performance on the edge of physical theatre, sound and installation reacting specifically to the space in which it is performed. For the firts time 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. We turned on the ventilation that was in the recording studio, which also caused that the room was gradually getting cold. 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. It is the first project from the series of post-clown manifestations.
It apologizes for the European stereotype of the clown‘s appearance and its contemporary representations, also - refers to the western pop culture clown as well as to the B-movies and C-movies film genres. Instead of seeking freedom and desire, the physical actress as a post-clown caricature herself in the authenticity of existence.
Physical Introduction is part of the POOL series. The primary aspect of the POOL series is dedicated to the post-clown manifestation.