EXPORT / JÜNGER / WIDL
VOICES FROM INNER SPACE
The solo performance comprises animated slides, slide and video projections,
three-dimensional objects, music and architecture of language. A score
determines the interaction between the action on stage and the immaterial
scenes supplied by the media. Visual and acoustic sources (video recorder,
tape, slide projector, spotlights, etc.) are computer-controlled.
The media-based part of the performance is a meeting place of Unica
Zürn, Mae West, Mary Shelley, Ada Lovelace, Linda Lovelace and the
polyphonic woman of the future - all of them, live and on video, played by
Susanne Widl. The textbased performance develops from polymorphous, polyphonic
female history. The female image is determined by the facets of woman as a
mother, lover, companion, prostitute, fighter, artist, scientist or witch.
These projections created by our cultural background, however, diverge from
woman's notion of herself. This leads to ambivalence, unrest and rupture
resulting in a sex that is not self-contained "le sexe qui n'est pas une", L.
Irigaray). "Voices from an Inner Space" are the authors of the polylogous,
polymetric texts reflecting female longing, rejection, desire, the urge to
rewrite the law of violence, the polyaesthetic historical outside. The voices
in the female inner space alternate which the other voices, those of culture
outside, which is phallocratic.
attempt is made to decipher and reconstruct the unconscious (social) text that
our society has laid down in its myths, from classical to modern ones (from
Oedipus to vampires), in its cultural creations and in the writings and bodies