CLARA J:SON BORG
Performance / 40 min / Collaboration with Michelle Mantsio
Performed at RAAR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and at Yellow Brick, Athens, Greece
The point of departure for the 3,1,1,1 project was an investigation of the human pronouns performance strategies and ability of transformation in relation to architecture, sound, geography and smell. For the RAAR radio, the artist had written six texts that they performed together. The text focused on how the pronoun changed of a person moving away inside a tunnel, about the human body’s abilities, about having a funny body, how smell can make you lose your pronoun, political anatomy and facts about the human olfactory system.
The performance in Athens had a direction towards hygiene, relations between dirty and clean and cultural rituals of cleanness. In the performance, the artist presented different ideas and thoughts around how those subjects stabilized and destabilized social contracts, normalized and politized human bodies. The lecture was an interaction between readings of texts, choreographies, spontaneous dancing, illustrated stories and sound.