Cover Up
The goat that departs…
A journey through evolving figurations

Cover Up is set in the aesthetic landscape of the theater as a choreographed exchange of live images, creating a play on the mechanism of appearance production. Reflecting on what the nature of a surface might be, that which is appealing, that which is superficial, that which is available to the eye, which might be catchy, tacky or cheesy – is put into play. The piece guides the viewer’s attention to that which may be just outside the spotlight and pauses there for a moment of thought.
In this work, the trio mandafounis / mazliah / zarhy treats the stage as a field of connotations suggesting the spectator’s attention to be a dynamic and visual engagement. The output modalities originating in redirection, frontality and filtering are understating constant scapegoating, bringing forward the question of transparency and projection. That which is reflected can now become that which acts. A rhythm may turn into quality. Can we then be aware of the way we consume impressions? Can we distinguish the visual feeling from the physical image?

Conceived, staged & performed by:
Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah, May Zarhy
Technical director: Pierre Willems

Production of: Association Cie Projet 11

Coproduction of:
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt
The Forsythe Company, Frankfurt
PACT Zollverein Essen
Onassis Cultural Center, Athens
Théâtre de l‘Usine, Geneve
deSingel, Antwerp
Tanzlabor_21, Frankfurt

Subventioned by:
Ville de Genève
Loterie romande