CONSUBSTANTIATION by Dinis Machado
3rd March 2018 | 7:30PM | Free, ticketed (book here)
CONSUBSTANTIATION is a queer drag performance. Displacing from binary gender and sexual identities the performance works in the creation of an imaginary of both gender and sexual “in-betweenness” and its embodiment: a human body approaching an object-like gender.
Embracing objecthood as a mandala for a blurry genderness, a figure enters a simultaneous and paradoxical process of self-objectification and somatic disappearance (a cancellation of its subjectivity).
Dinis Machado searches for a parallel gender imaginary foreign to the mainstream sedimented pop aesthetics of queer. An exercise of displacement where: glittery costumes give place to processes of hacking the body with geometrical objects of concrete materials; stylised choreographies give place to uncanny movement patterns; pop songs give place to multifarious and blurry identity narratives sang as a dodecaphonic opera, that produce more of an incomplete fiction than a narrative legitimation of the self.
This figure invests in uncanny conditionings and deformations of its body, finding in materiality, geometry, and plasticity a process of questioning the body in its self anthropomorphic representation and like that reclaiming a body of a queer materiality: that refuses to perform linear heterosexuality, maleness and anthropomorphism, and refuses paradoxically also to abandon it.
Dinis Machado has worked as a choreographer since 2008. Born in Porto (PT), he has been based in Stockholm (SE) since 2012 where he collaborates with Weld.
In 2013 got the Cullberg Ballet/Life Long Burning swedish co-production for the project Black Cats Can See in the Dark But Are Not Seen one of the selected works at [8:tension] series at ImpulsTanz 2014.