Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Chiara Giardi - Corporeal Realities

Monday 11 February, 3.30-3.50pm
Amphitheatre, DH Lawrence Pavilion

Theatre & Dance
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Corporeal realities is a drawing performance which wanders in time and space. It is the artist’s journey of self-reflection. It explores the performer’s identity through the limits/contours of her own body. Identity, as the performance, is represented as a process. It never ends and it always changes through time and space. It moves, it re-writes itself, it reacts differently to the surroundings. It crosses other’s lives and it vanishes with time as the chalk traces on the floor. It is the representation of the mark one leaves on people and places. Where does the body end? And where does the external world start? What norms regulate the borders and interaction of those two spaces?

Corporeal realities is a journey of appropriation and empowerment. It is the sign of a knowledge that gives agency over one’s freedom. It is said that through our body we interact with the world; through our body it is determined who we are and what we are allowed to do... How much power do you have over your body? Do you actually even know it, in all its curves and edges?

You are welcome to take a chalk, join the artist and start drawing your contours to explore your body in its dialogue with the other performers, the audience and the city.

20 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for all
This performance will be taking place outdoors - please ensure you wear warm and waterproof clothing

Presented as part of UK Young Artists City Takeover