Zoë Irini Lazos is a student of contemporary dance department at DIE ETAGE in Berlin.
She previously attended the Dance Intensive Program of Tanzfabrik in 2018. During this time, she found her passion for different contemporary dance techniques – confronting the range of the body and mind, playing with movement and expanding the horizon without limits. Working under the current circumstances she was challenged with limitations concerning space. However, the situation has also expanded her artistic process as a developing dancer and artist and provoked her to play with new artistic practices, such as writing, drawing and film.
Matilde Flor Usinger grew up in a circus environment in Copenhagen, Denmark. Having spent many years in the strict discipline of gymnastics, she sought a more expressive range of movement, later leading her to pursue a dance and performance career. She received her basic training in Nya Malmö Latin, and after that, she completed three years of professional dance education at Balance 1 dance school in Berlin. She has a number of varied performances under her belt, including group performances in Berlin’s Sophiensaele and Uferstudios, a solo performance in ada Studio Berlin, and various site-specific interdisciplinary performances. In 2019 she co-founded the performance group Collectif Blitz Bereit with whom she creates and exhibits instant composition and improvised performances. Her journey into the exploration of movement and performance continues while she develops her performative collaboration with Analogdream. During A.PART, she wants to create visions and scenarios of how the world could look if humanity were to change its relationship to the natural world: the much-needed move from the anthro- to the symbio-cene.
hi from quarantine
a foot, an arm – hair that draws muddy lines over my skin – the wall infront of my nose – shadows reflect my creatures – the wall next to my eye – my back breaks
my neck my horizon – it´s shrinking – skin that wrinkles
the void lays within
moments of silence I find at night – silence lays within the things – ich habe ein Mooshaar auseinander gepult, da lag Stille – in-between the grün-braun intertwined hairs of moss lays the void – looking for void – my flesh softens and melts
my ______ is a creature
ich habe da drüben eine Pflanze gesehen, flauschige Krone, grüner Apfel
(still with Maite)
I dont have the answer, but i can tell you that being is more than doing.
Actually, I would like to share something.
I´ve been thinking a lot about moss lately.
Covering my skin with moss.
Feeling moss´s tickling fingers on my bones.
Being surrounded by moss´s green light.
Opening my eyes in moss´s void.
Hearing moss´s murmur.
Still looking for moss – – – – – – – – – –
I was thinking of what is there.
I came to the conclusion:
Thinking about it erases what is there.
I just erased a whole bunch of things
Out of my head
That were there.
That are there?
Maybe they are still there
And I just have to look for them more thoroughly?
What do you think?
We just blended a picture of your face
Into a picture of my face.
Now I feel like my cheek is actually touching your nose.
It feels funny.
An attempt at touching skin during so called physical distancing.
Let´s have a talk very soon, ja?
Sending you a hand full of moss.
We want to start our blog with creating a virtual image of the two characters that is going to unfold on this blog. Someone is making it, someone is reading it. We will never know the reality, because we are all behind a screen.
We decided to take the virtual space as a safe space to be personal but not to be private, with using narrative storytelling. Go into the uncertainty of never really knowing what’s real, what’s imagination and what our rules could be.
Through this concept, we allow ourselves to meet a stranger, without any guilt or judgement.
(by Matilde Flor Usinger)
(by Zoë Irini Lazos)