…a performance extremely dedicated to the brain
Memory. The loss of memory. The role of memory in human identity, in the human soul. This is at the heart of the performance we are putting on. We explore the human being who withdraws from his memory. We record it, analyze it, dive into it with guides that are scientific, emotional, poetic, surprisingly humorous. Memory. A core of existence with multiple interpretive perspectives and implications. Who am I? The observer? The narrator? The scientist? The attendant? Who is the person who has accompanied me and is accompanying me? A chorus of narrators investigates, questions, testifies, tries to put words to their experience and observations. The person steps into roles and returns to the now and the before to continue.
The aim of the performance is to question the joints of memory. To discover what it means: ‘Everything was going well until…’. What “well” means. At what point exactly “well” changed. What does “until…” mean. We focus on the small things to ask about the big things. We make conscious the fact of everyday life. We experience what memory is, what its “lack” is. We awaken to the lack. In the “something is wrong”. Is it memory that makes us who we are? Are we without it? And what?
The stakes of the performance are freedom on stage: to give space to the aspects of the accidental in order to have the event, the one that will bring up a memory deeper in us and in the audience. The event will bring the deep memory. That is what we will try to do.
*The performance is in the greek language.