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re:shape or headless into the sea

A performance following the speculative wobbles into worlds of fluid bodies and tentacular movement 

Laura Boser 

Location: Vrij Paleis

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duration of the performance: 45 min

„We need another figure, a thousand names of something else, to erupt out of the Anthropocene into another, big-enough story.“  

Donna J. Haraway, Staying with the Trouble  

In ‘re:shape or headless into the sea’ the audience is invited to witness a performer merge with the wobbles, a speculative species drawing inspiration from invertebrate marine animals. With the performer inside, the huge, soft, and shiny wobbles, made out of fabric, can morph through space. By zooming in on the delicate movements of these hybrid and futuristic creatures, this work invites the audience to linger and immerse themselves in a world of fluid bodies, queer imaginaries, tentacular movements, hypersensitivity, and other-than-human temporalities. 

Biography

Laura Boser is a performer and interdisciplinary performance maker based in Amsterdam. In their work they combine approaches of visual theater, choreography and performance. Laura focuses on themes such as care, radical softness, queer ecology, and sexuality, exploring the ungraspable and in-between spaces. Their work particularly examines amorphous shapes, fluid bodies, and species living in the sea. In 2023, Laura was part of “In Pursuit of Otherwise Possibilities” (IPOP) a group of artists and researchers conducting research on queering artistic feedback.  

Ascan Delarber is an artist, composer and performer based between Berlin and Amsterdam. His multidisciplinary practice interfaces melodic pop music and rough soundscapes, often combined with fractured lectures and subtle choreographic elements. Ascan showed his work and played shows at MHKA Antwerp, ArtCologne and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf among others. He is a spokesperson for trans visibility in the creative industry and an educator about the effects of obsessive compulsive disorder as an invisible disability.  

re:shape or headless into the sea is part of the body of work dealing with the wobbles, a speculative species Laura has been working with for more than 3 years. In 2023 Laura asked Ascan to join this project. 

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