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dimanche rouge paris, january 17th 2012@petit bain performance by r. attanasio matlakas
Riccardo Attanasio Matlakas is an interdisciplinary artist who works with structured improvisation, uses galleries as his playground, urban spaces as his theme park and his body as an explorative tool".
This piece explores the development of society that does not necessarily relate to human beings and their needs. Society is nowadays growing fast but with a lack of sensitivity towards our resources and basic needs as humans.
I am still so analogic explores that side of human being which is not yet explored by the bureaucratic world, a side which is needed in order to go deeper. The performer explores the relation with himself and technology showing its weakness, a powerless technology, its failure. The artist relates to those analogic objects that we do not use as often as we use to because of development or machinery improvement.
This performance also explores the problematic of climate change, environmental issues. All that has something to do with a lack of collective consciousness.
The artist will go through different consciousness states using different dance styles such as Butoh, experimental poetry, contact improvisation, sound and more improvisation.