20 > 24.06.22
CN D Pantin
Simone Aughterlony is an independent artist based in Zurich and Berlin, working predominantly in dance and performance art contexts. They have been devising queer-spirited choreographic works over the last sixteen years. Engaging with alternative forms of kinship inside their process, new constellations emerge as possibilities for reconfiguring a culture of togetherness. Their works playfully compose with representation and its saturation, seeping into and embracing the phenomenology of mis-recognition and the absurd. In recent years the works Biofiction, Uni * Form (co-authored with filmmaker Jorge León) and the collaborative project, Everything Fits In The Room with artist Jen Rosenblit, a commission from HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, have toured extensively. These works were presented at the 2018 Venice Biennale Teatro for an invited artist focus. In 2020 together with Marc Streit they founded Imbricated Real, an independent structure for contemporary art practice.
“A Chimera is a mythological Greek figure, recognisable in its disparate parts but constituting an impossible whole. It’s formed by a minimum of two but inevitably more entities that form a functional organism. Today’s chimera defies amalgamation of dichotomies, it does not need to synthesise but can hold multiple positions at once. The impossible is not opposed to the real, the impossible composes with the real and promises a trans-futurism of the wildly imaginative. Drawing on a phenomenological movement practice that meets messy materials we will shape contemporary chimeric bodies and call them names that make them live.”
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