Emotional Porn – Exhibition of the Self

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How much of what we share about ourselves is real?

Work by performer / choreographer Keren Rosenberg, visual artist Tony Markus Sacharias and filmmaker Nicola Cavalazzi in co-production with Dansmakers Amsterdam.

Performance trailer: https://vimeo.com/299896031/2c38002de1

Meet our space: https://vimeo.com/293181723

Emotional Porn- Exhibition of the Self is a boundless universe of dance and audiovisual art installation which explores our social obsession in self-exposure through the use of modern technologies. In this performance the boundaries between dance, video art, design and sound dissolve into an immersive space which welcomes people to connect to themselves through the reflection of the other.

The performance premiered at Amsterdam Dansmakers Podium as a part of the 2018 Amsterdam Fringe Festival followed by performances in Amsterdam Dance Event at CBK Amsterdam and Friese Dansdagen as a part of Leeuwarden Europe Cultural Capital 2018 programming. The performance will tour nationally as a part of the Moving Futures festival 2019. 

ABOUT

In the current reality we all share, the use of image and positioning is in the forefront of social discussions. Our existential experience is in constant shift between virtual and physical worlds. We produce never ending images about our lives, experiences, bodies, while in constant quest to create the perfect image to be seen by real and imagined audiences.

“I ask you a simple question. The answer you give is personal and connected to you.
In each answer I invite you to share a piece of yourself with me with yourself and with the space you are in.
I want you to be aware of the question, the answer and the
way you choose to respond”.

The performance is an engaging experience where on stage, a physical

and virtual interface is created live between the human body, image and performance. Tony and Nicola create shifting virtual universes while Keren brings them to life with her presence, physicality and performance. Inviting audiences to question on their own perception of identity, as the work touches realms of intimacy, vulnerabilities, fear and confrontation. 

WORKSHOP & ONLINE ARCHIVE

Throughout their two-year process, Keren and Tony worked with people of various age groups and communities, sharing the theme and the artistic practices of their developing project. The result can be seen as a preliminary study, while its valuable findings is embedded as a source of deeper understanding within their performance. The online archive consists of images and personal notes that offers a personal insight into their creation process.

https://kerenmarkus-emotionalporn.tumblr.com/

PRESS

“We were searching for ways to create an environment that is almost virtual - as if the human body is taken away from its real existential experience and placed almost inside the screen of a phone or a computer.” Ace & Tate interview, 18-10-2018

http://atstories.wpengine.com/ade-art-activism-2018

PLAYLIST

2018

7th of September - Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdan, 20:30
8th of September - Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam, 17:30
14th of September - Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam, 17:30
15th of September - Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam, 20:30
4th of October - De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, 19:15
5th of October - De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, 19:15
18th of October - CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 20:30
19th of October - CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 20:30
20th of October - CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 20:30
20th of November - Dansmakers Podium, EDN confrence (European Dance Network)

2019

7th of February Arnhem 
15th of February Maastricht
22nd of February Rotterdam
13th of March Utrecht
1st of May Den Haag

Concept Keren Rosenberg & Tony Markus Sacharias Performer Keren Rosenberg Designer/visual artist Tony Markus Sacharias Creative & technical collaborator Nicola Cavalazzi Coaching Suzy Blok Publicity Mitchell-lee van Rooij/Dansmakers Amsterdam Production Evelien van de Sanden/Dansmakers Amsterdam Technical support & advice Jason Malone/Beamlab Dramaturgy Jesús de Vega Producer The House of Victorious Humans Executive producer Dansmakers Amsterdam Co-producer Beamlab, Frisian Dance Days as a part of European Cultural Capital of Europe 2018 Partners Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, CBK Amsterdam

This project is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts)

For further information, please contact:

Suzy Blok: suzy@dansmakers.nl / +31 (0) 20 689 17 89 

Keren Rosenberg: keren.air@gmail.com / +31611259878