Schubot/

Gradinger

SOON YOU ARE THEIRS

Remix / Sacrifice

2014

with Angela Schubot, Jared Gradinger, Dasniya Sommer and Leyland Kirby
light: Andreas Harder
The remix-sacrifice "soon you are theirs" is a final gift to our audience as well as an experiment. Schubot/Gradinger have remixed the material from the 3 duet works into one piece. The artists want to almost sacrifice their movement material and include their audience into a small ritual that might create new spaces of sound, time and body. 
by Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot in collaboration with Leyland Kirby. Co-produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs.

"If it is possible to overcome the limits of one's own self with full consciousness and unite with another, then there must be a technique for doing so. Out of this search, Angela Schubot and Jared Gradinger have created one of the most radical canons of work in contemporary dance today. In close collaboration with artists from film, music, street and bondage art, the duo showed works that transcend bodily boundaries last year in the large retrospective "Soon You Are Theirs" in Berlin, and now it is coming in compressed form to the South Pole in Lucerne, the multiple co-producer of the pieces. There will be a medley of three duets on a long evening, followed by a Swiss premiere of "All My Holes Are Theirs" with the Canadian video artist Aleesa Cohene and an open part with the Bondage Art of Dasniya Sommer and the Lucerne band Efje.
The question of overcoming the ego in favor of a common subject is only consistent in a discourse in which identity is understood as a construct and performative act. But like all subject theory, it reaches its limits: those of the biological body. These limits are Schubot/Gradinger's choreographic framework. In their duets they develop body techniques of dying under different premises. In "What They Are Instead Of" their bodies hammer against each other in the rhythm of coitus breathing. An enormous panting creates both the soundtrack and the physical ban mile, where the energy is broken and shoots back into the centre. Self-dissolution becomes congruent with self-exhaustion. In "I Hope You Die Soon" the symbiosis becomes a physical borderline experience through permanent mouth-to-mouth breathing: an inhalation and exhalation of the other, a dying into each other.
This core meltdown is then the prerequisite for the last two pieces, in which the constellation of the duet is expanded - on the one hand in the assimilation to a third body, on the other in the complete will-less surrender. A physical-mental marathon in which never before seen extreme worlds of intimacy are created."

 

Astrid Kaminski, 20..01.2015, WOZ Berlin

with Angela Schubot, Jared Gradinger, Dasniya Sommer and Leyland Kirby

Light design: Andreas Harder
by Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot in collaboration with Leyland Kirby. Co-produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs.

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