©Catarina Vieira

Le Délire de Toucher

This one-on-one performance happens inside a dark insectarium, built on a human scale. The audience walks barefoot along three corridors, very roughly illuminated. There is wet earth on the floor, fruits in decomposition and a mixture of wet and dry leaves everywhere. Sounds of bugs and insects on the background. The spectator is invited to explore this mysterious space where a figure waits in the dark. Is it human? Is it alive? Le délire de toucher is a dance of corporeal shadows that come from a virtual past to touch a stranger in the dark.
This performance is a reflection about death as the borderline place of becoming non-human, where the definitions between human and non-human are transitory and problematic.

Presented at DAS-Graduate School, June 2017.

Created by: Catarina Vieira