Published on 26 Jun 2009 | over 8 years ago
Excerpts from one of the studies of The Symmetry Projects (2006/2009), performed in March 2009 at Counterpulse in San Francisco.
The Symmetry Project is a journey through perception. Two naked bodies interact through a highly structured improvisational score, constricted in a specific physical practice; that of moving symmetrically, relative to themselves or to each other. In this space of temporary habitus, the two bodies are constantly tuning, reformulating the perception of the self and of the other.
In the sharing of a central axis, spine, mouth, genitals, face, and anus reveal their interconnectedness and centrality in embodied experience. Limbs entangle and intertwine creating an inter-corporeal kaleidoscope of flesh. A kind of über-intimacy develops, going far beyond sexuality into a kind of communal biology, a symbiotic sensory field.
Exploring and manipulating our perception, they reveal the bodys awkwardness, its monstrosity, its potential failure and finiteness, they create space for the possibility of the unknown, the wondrous, the ecstatic.
Concept/Performance: Maria F. Scaroni, Jess Curtis
Live original music: Klaus Janek
Original Video work: Regina Teichs
Lighting design: David K.H. Elliott
Video Doc: Laura Lukitsch