Black Box Shorts 1: Placing Performance, Staging the Self
Abject Noise; 7285; Eidola; Special Features; Listen, Try Not to Dwell on that Idea, Please...; Salt; Critical Spaces Need Affection (Kritische Räume Brauchen Zuneigung); Night Swells; Shwebontha; Plant In My Head
Expanding notions of performance though the material, the spatial, the personal and the relational.
Displaying a wide range of technical and conceptual approaches, the films in this programme question the role and nature of performance beyond the strictly theatrical. Not acting but acting out in ways that force us to see, experience and understand things differently. Here, performance sets up critical relations between people and places, and weaves a complex fabric of fluid and interchanging selves. What is performance and, most importantly, what isn't?
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