General Humanity Lab 2

Scene 4, HUMANS MUST GO! Emese Kovacs: Monkey Choreography; Ingrid Hoelzl: Text, Performance; Jonas Labhardt: deconstructed Spinet; Remi Marie: Poetry
Scene 1, I AM LOST IN MY PERSPECTIVE Eduardo Jorge de Oliveiro: Text, Performance; Emese Kovacs: Animal Dance. Photo both: Raimund Vogtenhuber.

POSTIMAGE OPERAAAHHH! WAS CO-PRODUCED BY GENERAL HUMANITY AND COLLEGIUM HELVETICUM, ETH ZURICH AND PERFORMED AT COLLEGIUM HELVETICUM ON 20 JUNE 2019

PERFORMERS: INGRID HOELZL (TEXT/VOICE/CLARINET), EMESE KOVÁCS (DANCE/VOICE), EDUARDO JORGE DE OLIVEIRA (TEXT/VOICE), JONAS LABHART (SAXOPHONE/SPINET/VOICE)

DOCUMENTATION VIDEO SEE HERE: https://vimeo.com/421876325

The image – understood not as a representation or project (projection) but as a relation among all the constituants of ecostystem Earth, an “eco-relation”1— was the theme of POSTIMAGE OPERAAAHHH! which took place in June 2019 at the Collegium Helveticum Zurich, a transdisciplinary research lab involving science and art. The workshop/opera brought together a philosopher specializing in Amerindian perspectivism, a composer/improviser, a dancer/performer and myself, a theorist of the image/performer. Putting together ideas, sounds and movements, we tried to catch a glimpse of this “image after the image”, more a “danse of the community” than a collective thought.2 Based on a rough scene plan the participants co-created an aleatoric series of six scenes, each focussing on a different trans-species “being-with”, including improvising with frogs (“Frog People”), playing/dancing with the sounds of a thawing lake (“Frozen Lake”), or “becoming jaguar” through deconstructed language and vocalising (“My Uncle the Jaguar”).

1See IMMERSED, Footnote 1

2See Rancière, Le Partage du sensible. Esthetique et poliitque. Paris: La Fabrique, 2000

Live drawing of Scene 4, HUMANS MUST GO! by Nastasia Louvain. With friendly permission by Nastasia Louvain.
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