Subversive Bodies

Subversive Bodies

Subversive Bodies. Vienna. July 2001.
Performer. Tom Plishcke and Katrrin Deuffert’s 10-day non-stop process in which we catalogued various, so called subversive body issues.
Part of Tanzwien International Dance Festival.

A 12-hour performance beginning at 8pm, which was the culmination of a 10-day non-stop process in which we catalogued various, so called subversive body catagories (such as perversion, hysteria, and homosexuality). The workshop regime, which was led by Tom Plishcke, did not exclude the everyday processes of group work (fatigue, boredom) – in fact on the contrary, they rhythms of daily life (sleep patterns etc) began to be the material for “subversive” processes.

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