Samara Hersch (Melbourne / Amsterdam)
Body of Knowledge
Duration 1h 30min
«Body of Knowledge» is a conversation between different generations that questions our assumptions about the body. The work takes place for an adult audience with teenagers from different locations, phoning in from their individual bedrooms. This remoteness raises questions of embodiment and disembodiment and asks how we pay attention (or not) to our own bodies and the bodies of others.
Lead Artist Samara Hersch Dramaturg Maria Rößler Artistic Advisor Mette Ingvartsen, Edit Kaldor Set Designer Belle Santos Lighting Designer Jen Hector Creative Technologist Fred Rodrigues Stage Manager Europe Simone French and Karlijn Clocheret
Co-production SICK! Festival Manchester, Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, Carriageworks
«Body of Knowledge» was commissioned by SICK! Festival and Performance Space, realised in the framework of the European Project Be SpectACTive!, and funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.