FRI, 11 NOV 2016 : Performance
SAT, 12 NOV 2016 : Workshop
The Syrian-born dancer and choreographer Enad Marouf
and the Belgian dancer and sound artist Billy Bultheel
working on the ongoing aesthetic study Reality Tales / Mental Surgeries (RT/MS), an interface between science fiction and
queer theory. They are interested in the relationship between humans and machines; the interlocking influences of
data-gathering and awareness; the body's relation to the real and the virtual. The narrative structure of her performances
follows the non-linearity of computer games. Reality Tales / Mental Surgeries develops over several episodes, using various
presentational forms and media such as installations, performance, sound art and radio, and the moving image. Marouf and
Bultheel are currently working on a new series of works in the artists' residencies in Cologne (programme: Tanzrecherche
NRW) and Warsaw. At dgtl fmnsm they will be presenting exclusive excerpts from their research and offering a workshop.
Billy Bultheel and Enad Marouf respond to theoretical and literary texts with performance and create a spoken and visual
collage of them in their pieces and series. The workshop will introduce participants to this practice; they will investigate texts
and fragments and enter a comfort zone involving activism, intellect, dance and choreography. It is like walking into a video
and learning to see the big picture. Warning: may contain traces of absurdity or surrealism.
intimacy and technology
In this reading group we will read excerpts of Sci-Fi literature that tackles acts of normalisation, regulation and production
of notions such as body and gender. Blending the distinction between inside and outside, natural and artificial self and world.
Exploring ways of embodiment shaped through the technologies and labour of these fictions.
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