This new work by Maciej Kuźmiński in his third collaboration with the director Paul Bargetto offers an existential meditation on the near and distant future, dream logic, and infinity. Balancing between the performing and visual arts, the piece conjures a house of mirrors constructed of an inner, infinite self, where crossing the boundaries of mortality and perception become the ultimate goal of existence. Inspired by the science fiction of Michel Houellebecq and the philosophical writings of Gilles Deleuze, the piece touches on themes of trans humanism, evolution, and genetic memory.
In i Maciej Kuźmiński continues to explore themes and compositions which in years became his trademark. A sense of isolation is underlined by sparse physical contact between the performers, recurring themes and images introduce a time lapse and rhizomatic structure to the work, while the stark contrast of movement broken by stillness reaches deeper into the concept of life and death, the inner and the outer world.
The calm and contemplative atmosphere of the work is interrupted by complex, dynamic dance sequences, which draw on performer’s unique movement styles, physical identities. This in turn is underlined by the stunning, full-body costumes, designed in collaboration with Slavna Martinović.
The work was produced with Šeiko Dance Company and premiered during the Arts Festival Plartforma in Klaipėda, Lithuania.
Performance contains full nudity and haze effects.