Around L-INKED – a video collage set between fictional and real scenarios derived on the spirit of the solo performance ‘L-INKED/Bitch, a perception’ explores the notion of the “Shakti” (energy) that occurs when humans’ bodies interact with each other and form a relationship. It dives into the socio-cultural definitions of a sexual being; addresses the multiplicity present in identities – the diversified singularity of a gendered human body; questions the duality of body and psyche; investigates the act of conscious and unconscious labelling due to the strict criteria available in our knowledge of words to prejudice and stereotype people; reflect upon the restrictions, shame and self-hatred that may overboard in the society.
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L-INKED/BITCH, A PERCEPTION
Labelled-unlabeled, boxed-not boxed, white & black, male & female, good & bad; The solo performance “L-INKED/Bitch, a perception” questions the duality inside the human body and psyche. The work investigates the act of conscious and unconscious labelling due to the strict criteria available in our knowledge of words to prejudice and stereotype people.
The research deep dives into the social definitions of a sexual being. The choreographer-performer Jaskaran Anand understands desire as a formless entity and believes that desire does not see any definitions or blocks, it just desires. With his performance he questions the society “Where does the boundary between the ‘desire of being in a trance ‘ and ‘the learnt seduction’ exists?”
THE TRANSCRIPTION, APPEARING IN DISSAPPEARANCE
“How one perceives relationship(s)? What are realms of a relationship? How does one define a relationship? Is there a role of dominance in the definition of the relationship?
These series of performances throws light upon the Shakti that can be collectively & individually transformed. It talks about the architectural, personal, cultural & social influences that transform the concept of Shakti in a physical form(s).
It deals with appearing & disappearing codes of relationships in a socio-political environment. By unlearning the unnecessary, the idea is to find the true & innocent nature of being in a relationship.
The performance aims to create a natural site-specific scenery and explore the disappearance of the trained self in that scenery.
Starting with a ritualistic exercise and leading to a verbal/non-verbal interaction between the performers and the audience, this part of the L-INKED series can be seen as an integral research element for the performance “The Transcription” . Opening up a channel of communication participants share their personal ideas, concepts & borders of body- commodification by playing with different material, which is then translated by the performing artists. These different one-to-one interactions will be collected & shown in an installation-based performance-presentation format (dates tbd).