Duet #4: sonâmesonhameçon
29.–31.1. | 19.30h | Frankfurt LAB
30.1. artist talk afterwards
ca. 60 min.
€ 12 | concessions € 6
In his “Manufactured Series” Fabrice Mazliah creates ten duets, each between a human and a nonhuman handcrafted body. In the fourth duet of the series, the performer Emilia Giudicelli is collaborating with a rod for fly fishing, which she has made herself. To fly fish is to deeply listen to the different ecosystems that the angler is in contact with and to tune into them. Catching a fish, is not an end in itself, but rather the confirmation of a successful “reading” of the water, the vegetation of the bottom and the insects of the
specific wet biotope. The fly rod can function as an extension of the human body but also as a lever made up of bamboo and line, in order to cast a tiny knot of a string fly onto the surface of the water. Flies are studies of the insects in all the different stages of development. They “play” the fish and queer the fly angler community, still mainly male-gendered, with their colorful garments of paillettes and feathers. In the end the question remains: who catches whom? No language skills required
In the video, Fabrice Mazliah (concept, choreography), Emilia Giudicelli (performance, choreography) and Marialena Marouda (choreography) during a rehearsal break explain why Emilia chose a rod for fly fishing and what role the imaginary fish plays.