“We are nothing but tiny flecks in the surface of the grand and forbidding construction of nature.
Our constructions of nature weigh lightly in comparison with nature’s constructions of us.”
Acme of Emphasis attempts to understand how the objects that we create, social constructs and concepts we develop, make us human and what is their origin. A so-to-say journey of becomings, where "natural" mingle into "constructed" blurring their differences and therefore questioning the originality of each term and our relation to them. What are the deep roots of our nature as intelligent beings? How far have we gone from instincts reduced to pure survival behaviors onto a calculated, manufactured mode of functioning?
Authentic versus fabricated; meaningful versus senseless; raw versus cooked; origin versus result. What if they are inherent to one another, causing the need of one another to exist?
The physical conduct is lead not necessarily from a conceptual perspective but rather from an embodied mechanic behavior; from something we learn, something we have, something we develop and something we create. What is there first, the word, the gesture or an idea?
Drawing big questions on nature, humanity and origin from the history of science and philosophy Acme of Emphasis playfully applies essential speculations on the condensed cosmos of an act of creation.
CONCEPT: Fabrice Mazliah
CHOREOGRAPHY: Fabrice Mazliah in collaboration with Adam Ster
PERFORMED BY: Adam Ster and Fabrice Mazliah
ARTISTIC ADVISERS AND COLLABORATORS ON THE CREATION: Katja Cheraneva and Susanne Grau
TECHNICAL COORDINATION: Max Schubert
LIGHT: Ulf Naumann
A production from MAMAZA, in collaboration with The Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in the frame of Tanzplatform Rhein-Main and PACT Zollverein Essen.