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Agata Siniarska THE SOFT ACT OF KILLING
a solo performance for 50 000 dead cells, 10 billions of bacteria, 30 000 roentgen radiation per hour, 23 litters of air, 7.8 richter magnitudes and the audience.
Agata Siniarska, The soft act of killing
‘This lecture performance is a learning process of situating myself and my artistic practice in the so called “compromised times”. The world is a terrible mess. It is toxic, irradiated and full of injustice. I aim not to cause suffering, destruction, death, but simply by living, buying things, throwing them away, I have a terrible effect on the ecosystem. I am a detective that discovers to be a criminal and so is my dance practice. What is the role of my artistic practice in the present time? Does this world need my dance? Can I practice responsibility towards the world through my practice? Is my dance dangerous? Can I learn how to stay with (Haraway) the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged Earth through my dance? Can dance provide the means to building more livable futures?’
concept and performance: agata siniarska
inside/outside eyes: litó walkey, sophia new, ania nowak, mateusz szymanówka
special thanks to: eva meyer-keller, julia rodriguez, sonia fernandez pan, christian hackenberger, franziska dieterich, maque pereyra, alice heyward, the audience
production: SODA HZT berlin
Agata Siniarska makes works within formats of performances, events, practices, lectures, videos and others. She is interested in knowledge, that explores various mediums, protocols, strategies of its own production and does not apply any hierarchy to itself. These are all the detours, twists, turns through knowing and confusion – all knowledge that seeks not to explain but to involve. Agata is a founding member of fxtrouble (former female trouble) - a collective revolving around identity, body, feminisms, pleasure, affirmation and love, as well as a co-founder of Pinpoint TV, an artistic research project in the format of an internet TV programme, set within intersecting art-scenes of Berlin. Her present project is a research around forensic choreography and embodied archives.