CONSUBSTANTIATION is a queer drag performance. Displacing from binary gender and sexual identities the performance works in the creation of an imaginary of both gender and sexual “in-betweenness” and its embodiment: a human body approaching an object-like gender.
Embracing objecthood as a mandala for a blurry genderness, a figure enters a simultaneous and paradoxical process of self-objectification and somatic disappearance (a cancellation of its subjectivity).
Dinis Machado searches for a parallel gender imaginary foreign to the mainstream sedimented pop aesthetics of queer. An exercise of displacement where: glittery costumes give place to processes of hacking the body with geometrical objects of concrete materials; stylised choreographies give place to uncanny movement patterns; pop songs give place to multifarious and blurry identity narratives sang as a dodecaphonic opera, that produce more of an incomplete fiction than a narrative legitimation of the self.
This figure invests in uncanny conditionings and deformations of its body, finding in materiality, geometry, and plasticity a process of questioning the body in its self anthropomorphic representation and like that reclaiming a body of a queer materiality: that refuses to perform linear heterosexuality, maleness and anthropomorphism, and refuses paradoxically also to abandon it.
DINIS MACHADO (PT/SE)
works as a choreographer since 2008. Born in Porto (PT) is based in Stockholm (SE) since 2012 where he collaborates with Weld. Holds the MA Choreography by DOCH (Stockholm) directed by Jefta Van Dinther and Frédéric Gies and the Visual Arts Independent Studies Program at Maumaus (Lisbon). He studied also theatre and dance at ACE and Balleteatro in Porto and ESTC in Lisbon. In 2013 Dinis Machado got the Cullberg Ballet/Life Long Burning swedish co-production for the project Black Cats Can See in the Dark But Are Not Seen one of the selected works at [8:tension] series at ImpulsTanz 2014.
Original music by Birt Berglund (SE)
Radio Theatre soundwork by Eva Staaf (SE)
Voices by Rachel Tess (SE/US), Mariana Suikkanen Gomes (SE) and Dinis Machado
Pregnancy experience testimonies by Elisabete Finger (BR/DE) and Hanna Kangassalo (SE/FI) Astrological chart reading by Irina Ponieman (AR) | Outside eyes: Vicky Malin (UK), Jorge Gonçalves (PT/DE), Kate Marsh (UK)
One day outside eyes: Catherine Hoffmann (UK), Gareth Cutter (UK), Flora Wesllesley Wesley (UK), Mandi Tuikkanen (SE)
Special thanks to Anna Koch, Mark Richards, Christopher Riddselius, Andreas Lindholm, Karl Råman, Rachel Tess and Anna Pehrsson
A production by BARCO (SE)
Coproduced by Weld (Stockholm, SE), METAL (Peterborough, UK), Dance4 (Nottingham, UK) and CND Centre National de la Danse (Paris, FR)
Created in residency at PACT Zollverein (DE), O Espaço de Tempo (PT), METAL (Peterborough, UK), Dance4 (Nottingham, UK), Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts (SE), MARC (SE), Weld (SE), CND Centre National de la Danse (FR) and Mira Artes Performativas (PT)
Venue: Warehouse9, Halmtorvet 11B, 1700 København V
About Warehouse9 (est. 2007)
Warehouse9 is an artist-led performance space in the heart of Copenhagen’s historical Meatpacking district. Warehouse9 is committed to supporting and building a platform for artists working with subjects relating to identity, sexual politics, body expressions and representation. The venue embraces live art, installation, music, site-specific work, parties and activism. Warehouse9 creates space for innovative artistic experiences, hybrid art practices and experimentation, as well as striving to create the best conditions for artistic research, alongside supporting local queer activist initiatives.