*13th April* AND SO BE IT by Veridiana Zurita

Posted on April 7, 2011

Project Goleb Presents:


 a performance by Veridiana Zurita.

Performance and creation: Maria Mavridou, Sayaka Akitsu and Tom Goldhand.
Adviser David Weber-Krebs.


















 Wednesday 13th April 2011

Doors Open: 19h00

Performance Starts: 19h30 (sharp)

Goleb is pleased to announce the performance of AND SO BE IT by current artist in residence Veridiana Zurita. A performance about the clash between structure and experience. Inspired by the physicality of religious customs the work is focused on the exhaustion of three characters: a cow, a sheep and an elephant, who attempt to stay tuned through the execution of mutual movements and their cued rhythm.

For the past 2 months Veridiana Zurita has been the artist in residence at Goleb. In this time she has been creating the concept, choreography and direction of the work through rehearsals inside the building’s project space.  The performance at Goleb will be an open Try-Out of the work which is scheduled to premiere at FLAM  (Forum of Live Art Amsterdam) at Arti et Amicitiae on the 18th of April. Click here for more details.
In this work I examine the signs of religious practices as the materiality of bodily control. Looking at religion as the communal experience towards the encounter with divinity, I propose the experience of the communal as a productive collapse. Three performers, wearing costumes of animals, struggle to carry the mascots above their bodies whilst searching, finding, loosing, tuning and un-tuning their common movements. Between the body and the costume, the individual and the group, is the attempt to negotiate presence through the common tune and the mistaken ones.
Subject and object, experience and structure, are questioned as opposites and proposed as elements of interference. The possibilities to exhaust fixed signs of bodily representations are exposed as what becomes different within repetition. The bodies do not transcend towards a common ground, structure or God, but instead, they are immanently present in the appropriation of its own actions.

Funded by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.
Special thanks to Klaas Koetje for urgent translations, Doron Hirsch for precise recommendations, Goleb project for housing the process and Eva Schipers for finding and fixing the costumes.

Premiere April 18th 20h, 20th 20h30 and 21st 21h at ARTI during FLAM 2011 – Forum for Live Art Amsterdam.

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