Animal / Machine

Idyllic nature meets dystopia
The sensual meets system/control/repetition

30. October 2018   |   TATWERK Performative Forschung Berlin

Concept & Choreography: Marc Carrera & das Kollaktiv
Performance: Juliane Casabalis, Marion Hellebrandt, Dionisya Paradiesi, Xani Kennedy, Melli Geldner, Sophie Ketteniss, Nora Zender, Bronwen Pattison, Kike de Miguel, Babette Büchele, Rosalin Hertrich
Production: das Kollaktiv | Physical Theatre


In this public presentation, we provide an insight into the work of the Physical Theatre Lab ANIMAL / MACHINE. During two months, the group has been revolving around the Animal / Machine dichotomy. Fragments of bodies, materials, discourses and practices of the research mount up for a performative event.

Animal for what we recognise in ourselves as instinctive, wild, sensory, outcasted; and the Machine for what we depict as trained/controlled, systematic, precise, emotionless, and repetitive in our lives.
The romantic distinction between the unicity of the animal (idyllic nature) versus the inhumane multiplicity of the machine (dystopic future) is a rich imaginary landscape that will serve as the playground for the Animal / Machine experiment.

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