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seminar performance
PUZZLE
Maria Lalou, PUZZLE

 

Puzzle is a performative event that names itself theatre of conscious-ness. It stages, or more preci sely over-stages a generic scene — two actors interact with each other and with an object on a stage covered by a screen on whose surface is projected a film sequence of the fragmented dialogue between them. An additional TV screen placed next to the stage renders visible the live performance on the stage. Live comments typed by an ‘operator’ follow the film sequence and are reversed successively so that they become legible for the performers and the audience respectively. The intermediate surface of the screen maintains its double function — to conceal and to be the place of an image. It is a membrane that simultaneously connects and separates the two performers and the audience. Theatre finds itself suspended or dismantled on several levels. Puzzle is woven by a de-scription of an embodied experience of (self-)observation and a dia-logue that always seems to run out of sync. It introduces opacity and fragmentation, and asks the question — how is a theatre staged? And precisely not — how is a scene or a play staged? Theatre stages, but it is not staged. Actors perform, but then can the very situation of being an actor be performed? This question touches upon the very thin, elusive meaning of the dash separating ‘re-’ from ‘presentation.’ A re-presentation? - Alena Alexandrova

 

PUZZLE(2012) started in the initiation of Maria Lalou. After her open call by the project space FROWN in Athens. PUZZLE group consisted of Katerina Drakopoulou [A], Maro Zacharogianni [B], Maria Lalou [O], Mirrored Glass Object [X] and  live feed camera. After 24 hours seminar between them the last phase of the work was the relation to an audience. Three public performance established the un-shuttle point of departure on the view of the audience-the spectator. The performance work as of its complex structure led to the analysis of the word composed after its finissage, and was written by Maria Lalou for 'activate' magazine published by Roehampton University in London > link