Enlightenment follows a multimedia approach uniting the different disciplines live music, video and dance in one performance. Enlightenments are situational moments of an individual entering the state of awareness, consciousness and being true to the desires which are not always accepted by the society. When the enlightenments happen, they often fade out immediately in the face of the individual’s need for structure and the necessity to coexist. Through a personal approach driven by emotions, the work reflects the complexity of the individual in the system of society. Symptoms of adaptation and oppression, interconnectivity and the fluidity of personal physical and mental space are represented in the project’s quest to understand how the micro relates to the macro.
enlightenment shows an individual adapting to society to the brink of self-destruction. Escaping the norm of one system it creates a new one; a heterotopia that allows for otherness on it’s own terms. Terms that again call for exclusion of another „other“, leaving us with a never-ending cycle of heterotopias unless the individual takes a decision to follow the enlightenment and make it become true.
Patrycja Pakiela, Mauricio Rodriguez, Simon He Qiuming, Jaime Belmone, Karolina Eurich, Joachim Flüeler, Carlos Hidalgo