ABRAHAMIC MORPHOLOGY (a study) was a study-performance in which I attempt to deterritorialize, displace and transform recognisable elements from the abrahamic religions: judaism, islamism and christianity. The sources that are starting point for this transformation are iconographic imagery, (what I have been term) praying scores, praying gestures, ritual practices and symbolism. I departed from a pre-existent grammar and vocabulary, recognisable at least for the Western and Middle-East societies, in order to build a new syntax: multidimensional, multisignificant with absurdity and sometimes humour.
It was a formal study that dealt with the tension between form and content. How can a form be deterritorialised from its previous content? It started with a research on methodologic procedures to morph recognisable movement, recognisable gestural grammar, symbolism and embodied iconography until its previous meaning become erased or transformed. At that time I presented some stage fragments that had been worked under those procedures explained aposteriori, with also some drafts of others showed on video. The departing points were recognisable situations (taken from abrahamic universe) to which I applied choreographic procedures to let it develop in continuity, morphing into another situation, usually an abstraction of the previous (recognisable) one. It was a formal procedure to produce visual and gestural grammar analysing how this new syntax and grammar was produced.
Team of Collaborators:
Concept and space: Helena Botto Performers: Helena Botto and Davide De Lillis Outside eye: Mila Pavecivic, Iva Sveshtarova and Werner Heinrichmoeller Mentors : Martin Nachbar, Tal Ilan and Victória Perez Royo Thanks to: Rhys Martin, Boyan Manchev, Sophia New, Nikola Pieper.
It was presented on the 15th July 2014 at HZT Berlin at The Uferstudios as my 3rd Semester Research / MA Solo / Dance / Authorship
(video available under request)
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