- 29.08 > 10.09.2022
Feral is a series of four staged landscapes which assume contrastingly different imaginaries of body and place. This work invites the spectators to observe the transformations of each landscape over the duration of the performance. During the making of this work much thought was given to how the iteration/presentation of bodies and places mediate individual and group relationships to the environment. Feral therefore works towards corrupted, filthy, excessive, toxic, monstrous, ruined, horrific, fractured, and glamorous landscapes.
This work explores the notion of ‘charge’ as a way to style the body’s movements and presence. Lydia has developed textile pieces used as scenographic objects, paying close attention to texture, and the production of different volumes/perspectives.
The stage becomes a void, an opulent dumpsite, a synthetic desert, a horizon. The performers become screeches, deviant figures, inanimate, hollowed out surfaces.
This work employs the theatre’s potential to create an experience of suspension, rather than instruction.
Artistic direction, Scenography, and Performer Lydia McGlinchey | Performers Nathan Ooms, Keren Kraizer, Mario Barrantes Espinoza | Scenographic assistance and advice Elena Vloeberghen | Music Iris o0ryxss (Iris Joana Therasse Nicaisse) | Light design Jan Maertens | Costume Jessica Matheson | Special thanks to Stefa Govaart, Volmir Cordeiro, and Jessica Matheson. | Supported by VIERNULVIER, KunstenWerkPlaats, BUDA | This work was started within the frame of the studios program at P.A.R.T.S