What can (not) be seen from here 
@DAS Graduate School Amsterdam, 2023

To what extent can a space in danger of perpetual collapse, no longer guarantee our usual perception?

The work is an encounter in which bodies are located in different forms of potentialities as they are entangled in structures of constant demolition. Their slowness, resistance and precarity are expressions of the attempt as well as the urge to challenge our relation to time and space, which centers mainly human conditions. Inspired by concepts of more-than-human nature, we strive to move towards a more open experience of different temporalities and perceptions. In dialogue with different materialities, an imaginary landscape invites the present bodies to oscillate between theatricality, literality and abstraction. Their states of presence, co-existence and entanglement are negotiated in the performance through a sense of “making time”.

How can choreography be thought of as a speculative practice that challenges normative human ways of attending, perceiving and being?

During my research I engaged in multiple ways of moving alongside, moving with and as different materialities. It allowed me to question the predominant mode of perception of the human body in life as well as in performing arts. Absence and presence, intensities and diverse modes of disappearance have become current choreographic and artistic strategies to challenge the prevalent relationship of the human body to its environment.

Artistic Research, Choreography: Simone Gisela Weber | Performance, Movement Research: Laura Boser, Ahmed El Gendy, Leandro Souza | Movement Research during residencies: Vilja Mihalovsky, Isis Andreatta, Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez | Sound design: Murrettumeri | Space: Simone Gisela Weber | Dramaturgy: Jenny Mahla | Mentorship: Jee- Ae Lim, Sonja Jokiniemi, Ana Vujanović | Technical Support: Harco Haagsma, Udo Akemann and Jimmy Grima | Collaboration & Acknowledgment: Isis Andreatta, Mario Lopes, Zander Porter, Alina Ruiz Folini, Simone Truong, Ahmed El Gendy, Leandro Souza, Flavia Pinheiro, Forough Fami, Alexa Mardon, Amparo Gonzalez Sola, Setareh Fatehi, Alice Chauchat, Alejandro Salas Strus, Kimberly Kaviar, Konstantina Georgelou, Jeroen Fabius, Yeng Nacion, velvet leigh, Martin Brans and Emmy | Thanks to Young Artsupport Amsterdam  (YAA) | Texts inspired by “All the lovers in the night” by Mieko Kawakami, “Was man von hier aus sehen kann” by Mariana Leky amongst others

Thanks to Young Art Support Amsterdam (NL), DAS Choreography AHK (NL)