21 Pornographies

Mette Ingvartsen about ›21 pornographies‹ at PACT Zollverein

21 Pornographies

Mette Ingvartsen

 The current neo-capitalist society is dominated by a visual culture that is hyper-sexualised and steeped in pornography. Promotion pamphlets, TV advertisements for makeup, posters in the streets ... all use techniques from the pornography industry. Taking this as her starting point Mette Ingvartsen displays a collection of erotic and evocative material. It’s not about explicit sex, instead she confronts us with some characteristics of pornography: expressions of brutality, clinical precision, violence and pain, pleasure, excitement and thrills. By blending physical actions with narrative descriptions a speculative choreography is brought about that sets both the imagination and intense physical sensations of the viewer to work. 21 Pornographies is the third part of this trilogy on sexuality, in which Mette Ingvartsen examines the effects of pornography.

Concept, Choreography & Performance Mette Ingvartsen | Light Minna Tiikkainen | Sound design Peter Lenaerts | Set Mette Ingvartsen & Minna Tiikkainen | Dramaturgy Bojana Cvejic | Technical director Emanuelle Petit | Assistant choreography Dolores Hulan | Assistants production Manon Haase & Elisabeth Hirner | Sound technician Adrien Gentizon | Company Management Kerstin Schroth | A production of Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment | Co-production Volksbühne (Berlin), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Kunstencentrum, BUDA (Kortrijk), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Julidans (Amsterdam), CCN2 - Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, Le phénix (Valenciennes) | With the support of Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, Musée de la Danse/Centre, Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne & Kustenwerkplaats Pianofabriek | Funded by The Flemish Authorities & The Danish Arts Council

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Tue 27 Mar 201820:30
Wed 28 Mar 201820:30

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tu 27 Mar
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