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ZOE

ZOE

Image: Pekka Mäkinen

Image: Pekka Mäkinen

 
 

ZOE is a creation by a multidisciplinary working group that opens up to the spectator as sensory and perceptible experimental landscapes. The creation wants be entangled in the relationships between living and inanimate materialities and unleash the potential of disassembly and dissolution. ZOE provides alternatives to those posthumanist aspects that embody violence.

ZOE embodies the dynamics of a weave and unlocks feelings, thoughts and meanings. It tends to waver and stay close to the point of disintegration, in moments of choosing between the past and the present.

 
 

ZOE is a part of a larger questioning about agency and performing. From the very beginning, the work has been asking how to build an artistic work from the point of view of somatic exercises of the body and how to rely on the similarities and differences between living and the inanimate. How to work in solidarity with different levels of consciousness, humanity as well as materials? As a spectator you can sit back, wonder, change your seat in the space or just relax your eyes.

Zõe is a concept used by, among others, Giorgio Agamben and Rosi Braidotti in opening up posthuman knowledge.

 
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Concept and initiator: Sara Gurevitsch
Performance: Jenna Broas, Salla Rytövuori, Sara Gurevitsch, Tom Lönnqvist
Sound design: Tom Lönnqvist
Lighting and spatial design: Sofia Palillo
Costume design: Hanne Jurmu
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Co-production: Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland
Residencies: Ehkä, O Espaço do Tempo, Zodiak - Centre for New Dance (Z-free)
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Arts Promotion Centre Finland / Northern Savo Arts Council, Etelä-Savon tanssiopisto, FInnish Cultural foundation

Photos: Pekka Mäkinen

Premiere on 3.10.2019 in Sotku Theatre, Kuopio