premiere 13.12.2019 Gessnerallee, Zürich
shows 14.12.2019 Gessnerallee, Zürich
series »im/possible spaces«
concept: Olympia Bukkakis, Camille Lacadee, Isabel Gatzke
performance: Olympia Bukkakis
set: Camille Lacadee
dramaturgy: Isabel Gatzke
sound: WARM collective (Caroline Ann Baur, Vanessà Heer, Tina Reden)
light: Ariel Efraim Ashbel
costume: Jay Barry Matthews
all pictures © Betty Fleck
We find ourselves in the social, political, environmental and economic wreckage of the neoliberal cult of the individual. Austerity policies have created discontent that serves as a fertile ground for far right ideas, and the self interest of global elites has triggered potentially catastrophic climate change and the collapse of ecosystems. In these conditions, it is no longer possible to pretend that the individual exists in isolation.
To counter these grim circumstances Under Pressures is focusing on relationality and develops a sequence of ›persona-situations‹, negotiating the changing tie between performer, set and audience and their mutual dependency: The set only comes alive through the operating of the performer, while the performer reacts to the territories and shapes produced, uses them to shelter, to stage, hide, dress themselves, expand, reach out, perform. It is a game under conditions of pressure, release and tearing with no fixed point and near the verge of rupture – turning the decay each moment into only one of many forms.