Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Being With Sound Through The Tension Of Desire

How does decolonizing the personal and collective intimacy sound like?

Touching – an act of transmission – has become somewhat desensitized, associated with boundaries and relegated to the negative. Being With Sound Through The Tension Of Desire is a work that attempts to reappropriate touch and to celebrate inter-dependency, vulnerability, closeness, disorientation, and trust, as forms of collective decolonial resistance.

Two bodies will compose, perform and deconstruct sound through the use of touch as a primary compositional element, asking itself in the process - how touch can be decolonized and reclaimed as a form of care, connection and transmission, a positive reinforcement, a constructive act that surpasses the purely physical spheres, an act which in such a context is undeniably political.