Reality surfing is non-narrative visual performance, which proposes to the audience to experience an alternative model of coexistence of people and inanimate entities. It discovers new relations between daily objects through their materiality and presence in one space, which gain an equivalent value as presence of a human body. Scenography of the piece comprises a system which exists and functions according to its own rights. It serves and requires a service; it absorbs and triggers; it’s geometry is meaningless as well as a feeling of destruction. The authors invite a spectator/ visitor to forget about rational logic and surf into a new reality composed in collaboration with sponges, oranges, machines, ghosts and other unexpected species.
Each of us assemble our own small worlds with the available things and knowledge, using random fragments of reality as stones for building the wall against the wind. When the wall falls, we find ourselves in a vapour landscape which unites collapsed pieces into the new creature. Where we can surf from the cardboard box to the dolphin’s fin by accepting the terms and conditions. Where are moments of entropy and freedom, no matter if we are locked up, locked down or just among ourselves and our surroundings.
Prepared by PYL: Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova, Anna Romanova, Theresa Schrezenmeir
Performers: Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova
Music: Theresa Schrezenmeir
Dramaturgy consultations: Cristina Maldonado
Production: Judita Císařová
Special thanks: Sodja Zupanc-Lotker, Tomáš Procházka, Lukáš Jiřička, Andrey Dabrakou, Cristina Maldonado, Michal Mitro, CEDIT
Prague: 7. 10. 2021, Alfred ve dvoře
Brno: 18. 11. 2021, OC Dornych
The project was initiated by MOTUS - Alfred ve dvoře in partnership with Terén.
PYL (Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova, Anna Romanova, Theresa Schrezenmeir) is an international collective of artists who devise together in the field of postdramatic theatre, visual arts, sound and intermedia. Their practice explores the borders of anthropocentric perception in a dialog with objects and ironic attempts to grasp nonhuman agency. Through application of DIY methods, recycling and compilation principles, the group develops its own visual language, which extends the meanings of scenography far beyond the theatre stage. Their works shift cultural codes, contexts and origins of regular things, while transforming objects to beings and beings to objects. Sensitivity towards the dailiness, sharing moments and personal experiences in non-linear and playful ways transmit on the group's associative approach on coworking process.
Supported by: hlavní město Praha, Ministerstvo kultury České republiky, statutární město Brno, Státní fond kultury České republiky, MČ Praha 7 / Art District 7, DAMU
PQ+ is an accompanying programme of the festival Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, presenting contemporary Czech scenographic and performance production to an international professional audience.
PQ+ is organised by the PerformCzech / Arts and Theatre Institute in collaboration with PQ and is financially supported by the Czech Recovery Plan, NextGenerationEU.