(this is not your fantasy)
Friday 22nd September & Saturday 23rd September, 7.30pm
Tickets £10/£8 conc.
Movement as an act of joy, empowerment and resistance.
In this live art performance, pleasure becomes a medium through which to critique the neoliberal economy of consumption:
How can we discern between our capitalistic notion of ownership and our innate and instinctive desire for experience?
How can we create a togetherness based upon sensorial and porous modalities of existence, through gender fluid and non-binary value systems?
How can we queer our perception of desire by delving deeper into our intuitive, exploratory, and peripersonal dimensions?
How can we deconstruct a fantasy system that for centuries has catered to the western heterosexual male gaze, and, in so doing, take back and embody our own physicality?
(this is not your fantasy) is the final chapter of ‘The Body Archive’, a research and development project exploring notions of belonging and inclusivity, through personal and collective recollections of movement histories and identity.
Please note: this performance may contain nudity, strobe lights and a wide range of DIY activities (still not your fantasy).
Directed by Alice Tatge
Performed and devised in collaboration with:
With R&D contributions from:
Funded by Arts Council England
Alice Tatge is an Italian-American-Czech director, live artist and choreographer working in the fields of mixed-media installation and performance since 2004, and London based since 2001.
Tatge has a chameleonic approach to performance. Her practice resists categorization by deliberately working within a variety of genres and permutations and is deeply rooted in her ongoing investigation of physicality and perception. Since 2012 her work has involved queering the body and the hetero-normative image, whilst raising questions about identity politics and belonging within the current socioeconomic paradigm.
Tatge’s work has been exhibited, amongst others, at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Barbican, Wapping Project, Trinity Laban, Waterside Contemporary, Colchester Art Centre, ArtsAdmin, Freud Museum and ICA, London U.K as well as internationally across Europe and the US.
Image: Tom Medwell