FETTERED TO THE MOMENT / Out of the Black Box
The natural sounds are disappearing, the buzzing of insects, the songs of birds are becoming rarer each spring. In recent years, the sounds made by animals have been the subject of intense scientific research. The cries of crows, the buzzing of bees, the croaking of frogs, the songs of whales are languages loaded with meaning. What do these sounds do to our bodies? Choreographer Jana Terekova explores them with an artistic gaze: by entering into the materiality of sound, by perceiving the flesh behind a sudden cry or a meditative croaking, the sounds become a generator of movement qualities and forms. The sensitive bodies, crossed by the sound vibration, obsessed, let themselves be carried away and carry away into a strange universe which disturbs the gaze. They can be seen as humans or non-humans, as animals, as machines or something in between.
„Fettered to the moment“ : this is how Nietzsche described animals as opposed to humans, stuck in an eternal present, without memory or the ability to anticipate the future.
A dance installation
Concept and choreography: Jana Tereková
Dance and creation: Edita Antalová, Daniel Raček, Jana Tereková
Dancers in the video projection: Edita Antalová, Lukáš Zahy, Jana Tereková
Music: Stroon, Joseph Champagnon
Costumes: Gabriela Paschová
Produced by bees-R in co-production with NEWTIMES.
Run time : 42 minutes
Created on 18 May 2021 at Umelka - Museum of contemporary Art- Bratislava, Slovakia