Matías Umpierrez / Plataforma Fluorescente

Dramaturgy for a Conference #2

Negative Evidence. A Manual for Performances
by Eyal Weizman & Einat Weizman

Argentina, Israel, Canada, South Africa, India, Iceland

European premiere
In english with german surtitles

This performance will presumably take place in autumn 2021

Argentinian multidisciplinary artist Matías Umpierrez’s series Dramaturgy for a Conference creates space for thinkers and artists to explore topical questions together performatively. These performances are based on a manual by Eyal and Einat Weizman entitled Negative Evidence: Four indigenous performers each place a specific incident at the centre of a performative work that reveals colonial structures in their homeland. The Inuk performer Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory from Canada, the Xhosa choreographer Mamela Nyamza from South Africa, the Indian performer Mallika Taneja and Icelandic choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir follow the path of »forensic theatre« prescribed in the manual.

Concept and Director:
Matías Umpierrez
Eyal Weizman, Einat Weizman
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Mamela Nyamza, Mallika Taneja, Erna Ómarsdóttir
Eine Koproduktion von asphalt Festival und Kunstsammlung Nordrhein- Westfalen

Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes