Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah & May Zarhy [DE]
08.05 – 12.05.2010
The starting point of ZERO is the body as tabula rasa: a body with no memory, no past, no future, which performs each movement as if for the first time; a tool with neither purpose nor function. ZERO presents itself as a sequence of confusing and fragmented scenes against an ambiguous background of recognizable sounds, some pre-recorded, some live. What you hear is not always what you see. Nor do the bodies react as expected. ZERO explores the relation between memory and the body, its bearings and reflexes, with remarkable physical intelligence.
conceived, staged, performed by Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah, May Zarhy | sound by Johannes Helberger | presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater | production Association CIE projet 11 (Genève) | co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Festival Automne en Normandie (Rouen), Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internatio - nales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen) | support The Forsythe Company (Frankfurt) | created in November 2009 in Mont-Saint-Aignan