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Reality Surfing

  • PYL
  • June 10th - 11th 2022
  • TATWERK | Berlin

A visual performance about the coexistence of human and inanimate beings

Stripped Works
Reality Surfing © A. Sbirka

Reality Surfing is a non-narrative visual performance, which proposes to the audience to experience an alternative model of the coexistence of people and inanimate entities. It discovers new relations between daily objects through their materiality and presence in one space, which gain an equivalent value to the presence of a human body. The scenography of the piece comprises a system that exists and functions according to its own rights. It serves and requires a service; it absorbs and triggers; its geometry is meaningless as well as a feeling of destruction. The authors invite a spectator/ visitor to forget about rational logic and surf into a new reality composed of collaboration with sponges, oranges, machines, ghosts, and other unexpected species.
Each of us assembles our own small worlds with the available things and knowledge, using random fragments of reality as stones for building the wall against the wind. When the wall falls, we find ourselves in a vapor landscape that unites collapsed pieces into the new creature. Where we can surf from the cardboard box to the dolphin’s fin by accepting the terms and conditions. Where are moments of entropy and freedom, no matter if we are locked up, locked down, or just among ourselves and our surroundings.

The performance lasts 60 minutes. There is no language barrier.

Part of: »Beyond Touring: Reality Surfing and Insider tour project at Tatwerk, Terén and Transit Foundation«, supported by Creative Europe Perform Europe program.
Perform Europe is an EU-funded project that aims to rethink the way performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way by testing new approaches to staging and distribution. Perform Europe also aims to provide strategic recommendations for the future EU support system.
Media partner is taz. die tageszeitung.

Dates

June 10th 2022 | 8 pm
June 11th 2022 | 6 pm
TATWERK | Berlin

Entrance
12 € | 7 € reduced
Tickets*
*Tickets must be purchased in advance, there is no box office!

For the safety of the audience and performers, please bring a negative Corona test taken in the last 24 hours. If you feel sick, please stay home.

 

Credits

PYL: Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova, Anna Romanova, Theresa Schrezenmeir
Performers: Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova
Music: Theresa Schrezenmeir
Production: Judita Císařová, Motus, z.s., Alfred ve dvoře, Terén—Pole performativního umění
Thanks to: Sodja Zupanc-Lotker, Tomáš Procházka, Lukáš Jiřička, Andrey Dabrakou, Michal Mitro, CEDIT
Support: MOTUS, z.s, Terén—Field for performing arts, DAMU

Biography

PYL is an international collective of artists who devise together in the field of postdramatic theatre, visual arts, sound and intermedia. Their practice explores the borders of anthropocentric perception in a dialog with objects and ironic attempts to grasp nonhuman agency. Through application of DIY methods, recycling and compilation principles, the group develops its own visual language, which extends the meanings of scenography far beyond the theatre stage. Their works shift cultural codes, contexts and origins of regular things, while transforming objects to beings and beings to objects. Sensitivity towards the dailiness, sharing moments and personal experiences in non-linear and playful ways transmit on the group's associative approach on coworking process.
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