10.02.2014 - 16.02.2014
Deirdre M. Donoghue : Up on The Roof / Down in The Cellar : 2012
Up on The Roof / Down in The Cellar (2012) focuses on the fluidity and multitude of possibilities that arise on the praxis of gesture, speech and language as we perform ourselves in relation to others and the surrounding social, everyday life dramaturgies. Looking at the bodies of two professional actors conducting an improvisation exercise, each allowed just one distinct, dramatically opposite sentence, the work asks questions about: What exact part of language, speech and gesture transmits and carries meaning? What is the precise moment when meaning is created and fixed into representation and how much does the meaning created depend on the presence and the interplay between the performer and the other?