“Lamentation,” Tam & Furutani’s contribution, especially developed for The Beholder group exhibition, is a Butoh performance piece presenting a prostitute’s monologue.
In the piece, the body is framed as representation of group identity entrapped between visibility and invisibility under the societal gaze. The conscious scrutiny of the relationship between agency and objectified body creates an mis-en-abyme contestation. The body is regarded as being instrumentalized in porn and in prostitution. Meanwhile, critical reflections on the fetishization of the body operate more or less on its objectification. Arriving at the discursive limits, the performance attempts to imagine an exit by “abjectify-ing” representations.
Tuesday, October 24 2017, 3-3:20pm
Wednesday October 25, 2017, 5-5:20pm
Entry free, 18+, kein Eintritt unter 18 Jahre