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The Agency

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Works post-pragmatically with the narratives of neoliberalism, hard-core-fiction, the aesthetics of over-affirmation and post-internet-intimacy

Adaptive/Stretching/Invasive/Supernatural

Medusa Bionic Rise, 2018

Medusa Bionic Rise is a complex performance-installation, a blast of actions explodes before us. The neurosis of the gym, Velcro-stripped prosthetics, body altering rituals, amino-acid and protein cocktail-disguised concoctions in a futuristic bar. A DJ blasting high pumping beats from loudspeakers, bodies rolling and kicking and punching, fluorescent green vinyl and Styrofoam-padded surfaces while exercising and sweating against plotter printed commercial billboards. In parallel, a series of pseudo-scientific experiments that measure muscular and brain abilities through futuristic body metrics and performance tracking devices take place. This is the dawn of an era in which wellness transforms into the cult of healthism. Medusa Bionic Rise, through its numerous layers, can be perceived as a visual walkthrough to post-humanism.

đź“·Nysos Vasilopoulos

#gym #training #proteins #muscle #aerobic #bionic
Fri 02 Nov 2018
19:00 - 21:30
Performance
Medusa Bionic Rise, 2017-2018
by
The Agency

ΤΤΤ Building, 1st floor

Limited capacity, book your seat now! 

 

How can a movement be political? And what does a body mean in the post-digital age? In their series “Movements” the performance company THE AGENCY is concerned with the potential of physical and political movements and how they interface. With "Medusa Bionic Rise" they develop a fitness cult engaged in radical trans-human self-optimisation – in the grey area between self-control and self-empowerment. Inspired by the gaze of Medusa, the artists create the fiction of an underground movement in their immersive site-specific performance for the 6th Athens Biennale ANTI Biennale 2018.

 

THE AGENCY has been working immersevely with the formats and narratives of neoliberalism since 2015. THE AGENCY affirmatively overwinds these formats. THE AGENCY takes up the strategies of branding, atmosphere and corporate identity aesthetically. The content dealt with revolves around technologies of self and body, post-human affinity and alienation.  THE AGENCY is Magdalena Emmerig, Belle Santos, Rahel Spöhrer and Yana Thönnes. They work with a group of sound designers, performers and dancers. The group lives and works in Munich and Berlin.

 

Artistic Direction THE AGENCY Magdalena Emmerig, Belle Santos, Rahel Spöhrer, Yana Thönnes
with THE AGENCY, Nile Koetting, Stacyian Jackson, Jeremy Nedd, Lara Scherrieble, Hrefna Hoern Leifsdottir, Nastja Antonenko
Sound Design Nile Koetting
Video & Website Hoern Leifsdottir
Production Management SISK – Sabine Klötzer

Sat 03 Nov 2018
19:00 - 21:30
Performance
Medusa Bionic Rise, 2017-2018
by
The Agency

ΤΤΤ Building, 1st floor

Limited capacity, book your seat now! 

 

How can a movement be political? And what does a body mean in the post-digital age? In their series “Movements” the performance company THE AGENCY is concerned with the potential of physical and political movements and how they interface. With "Medusa Bionic Rise" they develop a fitness cult engaged in radical trans-human self-optimisation – in the grey area between self-control and self-empowerment. Inspired by the gaze of Medusa, the artists create the fiction of an underground movement in their immersive site-specific performance for the 6th Athens Biennale ANTI Biennale 2018.

 

THE AGENCY has been working immersevely with the formats and narratives of neoliberalism since 2015. THE AGENCY affirmatively overwinds these formats. THE AGENCY takes up the strategies of branding, atmosphere and corporate identity aesthetically. The content dealt with revolves around technologies of self and body, post-human affinity and alienation.  THE AGENCY is Magdalena Emmerig, Belle Santos, Rahel Spöhrer and Yana Thönnes. They work with a group of sound designers, performers and dancers. The group lives and works in Munich and Berlin.

 

Artistic Direction THE AGENCY Magdalena Emmerig, Belle Santos, Rahel Spöhrer, Yana Thönnes
with THE AGENCY, Nile Koetting, Stacyian Jackson, Jeremy Nedd, Lara Scherrieble, Hrefna Hoern Leifsdottir, Nastja Antonenko
Sound Design Nile Koetting
Video & Website Hoern Leifsdottir
Production Management SISK – Sabine Klötzer