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Nadja by Breton II

24.11 min
Live Performance at Middle Gate Geel '13
Kunstenhuis Yellow Art, Geel

In 'Nadja by Breton' Marcin plays on Breton famous female figure 'Nadja' and his topography of desire concealed behind the story. Whilst balancing on a wooden construction in between two trees, she reads an 'ecriture-automatique' about a walk through the city of New York, explaining feelings of alienation towards a public space that is no longer social but commercial. As she steps closer and closer towards the center of the wooden beam, holding on to a single leaf of a tree, the beam starts to wabble and shake increasingly. Consequently, an enormous tension enfolds within the audience. Suddenly, the beam breaks into two pieces and Marcin lands an a gigantic sculpture on the ground. Marcin's performance raises questions of social communication and accountability to the design and usage of a public, social and personal space as an immanent principle of life.Commissioned by Jan Hoet and Middle Gate Geel‘13.