EVERYTHING IS SOCIETY: STARS, CELLS, BODIES, POLITICAL GROUPS AND THE LIVELY FIREING OF THE BRAIN
WHEN I AM MAKING A PIECE, I do character studies of typically a few animals, some insects, some objects and sometimes people. All these elements end up morphing together and creating imaginary beasts — half objects, half human, half insect, half slime. For instance:
deer, ameba and hyenas, Freddy Mercury, Michael Jackson and an octopus arm
Lord of Beef
Wasps, Storyboard (dancer), crickets, football fans, lizards, infants, Tom of Finland
Freddy Mercury, Master and Margarita, infants, Golum
I Will Rip Your Arms Off
Roony Mara as a girl with the dragon tattoo, unethical documentaries, slugs, chicken legs, duck parts, Audrey from Twin Peaks
Wasps, bees, scorpions, measuring tools, distracted pedestrians
While performing a sequence of movement, in my mind, I have to establish a very concrete environment, a character, a group of muscles that are leading it, a gaze, a type of voice and an emotion that is unrelated to all the rest. I always improvise and I never improvise.
Life would be so much richer if we would be back in the food chain. Could we try? Like maybe for one year?
Where is a space for humans to be amebas? Aren’t we anyways just flesh wrapped insects?
THE SPACE BETWEEN ANTHROPOCENTRISM AND OBJECT ORIENTED ONTOLOGY
Reducing human subjectivity to a single idiosyncrasy, largely exaggerating it to the degree where it turns into a character on its own, almost into an object.
I WANT to achieve tens of thousands of things, ask one million different questions and point to a confusing number of directions, accumulate and use endless influences, follow the path of many great artists. — because still it will never be enough — as we can only try to be as radical as reality is. The only thing that is left to do is to act insane.
SORRY, but we are in the state of total crisis — and our biggest problem is the lack of presence. Starting from everyday conversations and behaviors to..
THEATER (& performance, street shows etc)
I am pretty old fashion when it comes to theater. In fact ancient. Theater is an art form that forgets it's past the soonest. There is virtually no way you can revisit the works of the old masters — in the best case scenario we know 50 years back.
People are trying to be natural on stage, while there are so many systems to learn to be natural written about 100 years ago.
Theater is a laboratory of heightened awareness -- for both the public and the actors. We should use all of the available tools and tricks to expand the attention spam of our audiences far enough to start pouring denser contents. Coz the true leaps in intelligence happen not in short bursts of thoughts but in chains and arches of ideas.
I LIKE art that is convincingly unbelievable, that makes me want to live, feel sad and embarrassed that I don’t do enough.
I DON’T LIKE art that I can understand, that is witty and clear, that has an artist statement and is based on a theory. I hate sex on stage.
I LIKE theory that asks big questions and draws big pictures — like Gabriel Tarde’s economic anthropology.
I am DOGMATIC and I really like dogmatic people. One of my dogmas is to constantly update myself. I don’t worry about my dogmas as I know they are constantly changing. Dogmas are like waves, they need to be big enough to reach a shore, to brake and to dissipate, to became a foundation to the next wave.. And so it goes. Mind is a like a washing machine. There is no end to it all. We'll never figure it all out. Build to destroy, destroy to build that's all i know for today.
HOW MANY EGG SHELLS WERE STUCK TO THE ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH?