WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT CARE
The project takes its starting point from the work on reproduction and the
unequal payment for women’s labor: Women earn less for the same amount of
work and on top of that, they have to care for the reproduction and related needs
for free. That means they have to withstand a permanent overload and are
exposed to balancing an impossible weight of different challenges at the same time.
No need to say that this unequal treatment and the disbalances are increasing
continuously and affect a majority of the people worldwide.
The project takes this impossibility and the ways to stand or hold out the manifold
of challenges into account, by working with women from different social and
economic backgrounds–inviting them to perform a way of balancing objects that
are not only abstractly representing the variety of weights and burdens but
they are as well built in a way that makes it even more difficult to keep them up.
The everyday of women and their permanent overcharge without appropriate
charges will be transformed into a form of body language and performance that
will be taped by video.
The video will be presented next to the objects that the women tried to balance, a
kind of sculptural witnesses and representatives of the manifold of burdens
that woman are confronted with. For me the architectural motif of
caryatides–figures of women as columns carrying the architecture on their
heads–are perfect metaphors for carrying unbearable weights. As well ancient
and contemporary ways of cultural habits like women carrying loads on their
heads represent the continuity of the burdens that society loads onto the shoulders
and minds of women, permanently exposed to losing balance and to
„Unflächig ist die Suche nach Nicht-Formen.
Eine Einladung zum spielerischen Sein im Hier und Jetzt – multidimensional und oftmals zwischen den gesellschaftlichen Normen, den abgemachten Strukturen, Definitionen und außerhalb der berechenbaren Flächen. Einfach mal unflächig sein.
Das Stück beschäftigt sich mit der Kommunikation zwischen 2 Tänzer*innen und elektronischem Sounddesign, sowie mit der Verbindung von Tanz und Akrobatik.
Eine Produktion von Cie.tauschfühlung / Bianca Anne Braunesberger