Laurent Chétouane renounces the upright walk
According to Freud, only when standing on two legs have humans become a cultural entity. Perhaps this is why he placed his patients on the couch: The horizontal position allegedly allows one to enter into deeper mental states. For Laurent Chétouane, this change of position provides an opportunity to emphasize the dancing body’s vulnerable fragility. While the up-right viewers maintain the overview, three dancers move along the ground. Inspired by Judith Butler’s concept of "vulnerability”, non-upright bodies are meant to appear and instability is tested: fall, lie down, remain lying down. In addition, Bach’s "Partita No. 1” is interpreted by violinist Artiom Shishkov. What utopias appear on the horizon of the horizontal?
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