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Neomaïzena - Gosie Vervloessem & Einat Tuchman

maa 30/09/2013 > vri 04/10/2013

Two artists explore the link between corn starch and the neo-liberal society:
Our society is becoming opaque, intransparent, undecipherable. One big blob of corn starch!”

Four years ago, performance artist Gosie Vervloessem and choreographer-dancer Einat Tuchman grappled with 17 kg of corn starch in the show Maïzena. The show degenerated into one big mess, in which the corn starch alternated between being liquid and solid. It was never controllable and always amorphous. The show became a trip through non-Newton land, where everything is transient, with blurred boundaries and territories that are difficult to mark out. In other words, where freedom and creativity reign supreme.

Four years on, Vervloessem and Tuchman explore the link between corn starch and neo-liberal society:
“Our society is becoming opaque, intransparent, undecipherable. One big blob of corn starch! Like The Blob, neo-liberalism devours everything in its path, but only in the interest of self-glorification. The formless is no longer a place of creative freedom, but rather a huge jelly in which we flail about helplessly to keep ourselves from drowning.”

Première on 18th October at Beursschouwbrug (20:30).

Second performance: 19/10/2013 Beursschouwburg

 

More info on the debate linked to his performance: State of the Arts.