Blank Check Festival 2 - Evening 4
Sunday, 24th of September, 2023
Mythologies / Omer Keinan
Vignettes, in progress / Ruby Frances Jones
19:00 at DOCK ART
Mythologies - Omer Keinan
(World premiere) 35 minutes
You are invited to share stories from your daily lives. We will break them down into images (signs) and play around with them. Through an improvisational game of signification, the signs are used to re-codify the body and generate a communal way-of-being. Aiming to excavate and weave the stories’ latent meanings, which are then manipulated and multiplied to become symbolic.
By examining how we retell and narrate our own experiences, we can reveal our mythology: A cultural phenomenon which shapes a community’s morals and practices. A “natural” common-sense (and symbolic-order) which alters our understanding of reality and agency to interact with it.
By Omer Keinan
With Erika Kooki Filia, Lena Klink
Vignettes, in progress - Ruby Frances Jones
(World premiere) 20 minutes
1.a brief evocative description, account, or episode
2.a small illustration or portrait photograph which fades into its background without a definite border
Hypothesis: the intimate union of movement and disguise speaks truths that words dare not touch.
“Vignettes” is a procession of punctuated images, cropped and pasted. Each image holds a character, and each character is born of a posture, which is born of a feeling. The face each character wears asks its gesture-body to be heard. This is a physical theater solo performance exploring character-based improvisation, gesture, mime, and masked theater.
Choreography, performance: Ruby Frances Jones