HOLY PROGRESSION

2015

PERFORMANCE, 35 MINUTES

ONE PERFORMER, PINK INFLATABLE PILATES BALL, THREE SQUARE PLASTIC PILLOWS IN ORANGE, WHITE COSTUME.

 

White, sleek, forward-looking. With a strictly choreographed body, a brightly lit diagonal, four colourful, plastic objects and a sound collage, Holy Progression explores the influences, affects and imprints of technology on contemporary bodies. How do we move in a world marked by optimisation, speed and chronic readiness? How to navigate in perpetual possibilities, liquified borders between here and there, accelerated flux and glitch? By embodying the figure of an idealised, over-stimulated body in limbo between human being, animal and technology, Holy Progression puts a HYPER-body on display. A HYPER-body representing technocracy - a zeitgeist or belief system - crystallised into physical manifestations, resembling a state of survival mode.

PHOTOS BY EVA BERTRAM