Mon 28.04.2014 20:15
ROMANIAN DANCE SHOWCASE 2014 // Dead Thinking / Florin Flueraș și Alina Popa45 minutes
There is an absolutely obvious, normal step, almost a command, an obligation to do what one should do in order to secure and improve one’s life. A healthy, alive thinking was developed around the obsession with life. We are attached to the features of this world, but this world is doomed, we are doomed... obviously, death is much more powerful than life. A planetary decline affects our modes of perceiving, thinking and feeling. Somehow we register the changes and we are scared, but like in a stampede, we choose to reinforce and accelerate what the others are doing and what we know, our petit alive, healthy thinking.
Dead Thinking is the postpolitical gesture that we can do in a time of extinction when politics, in the sense of organizing society and power relations between people, seems more and more a sedative for
Florin Flueras often switches the contexts in which he activates: contemporary dance, visual arts, activism, theory. He is involved in long time projects like: Postspectacle, Presidential Candidacy, Bezna, that where developed and presented in contexts like: MUMOK Vienna, HAU Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, DeSingle Antwerp, Jardim Equatorial Sao Paulo etc. Through concepts and practices like Second Body, Dead Thinking, etc., he is currently developing performances and theory in the frame of Unsorcery – the embrace of an impossible cognition and a horrific affect, a ‘via negativa’ that starts where the hopes end.
lina Popa co-founded The Bureau of Melodramatic Research (BMR) with Irina Gheorghe and co-created the Unsorcery method with Florin Flueraș. She is also involved in projects like The Presidential Candidacy, Bezna zine, Robin Hood Fund. As part of BMR, she is problematizing the affective modulations of politics, the emotional performance of labour and the current normative neuro-choreographies. Together with Florin Flueraș, she explores a zone of dark thought and an ambiguous method: the more complex these get the more humiliating they become. labour and the current normative neuro-choreographies. Together with Florin Flueraș, she explores a zone of dark thought and an ambiguous method: the more complex these get the more humiliating they become.