The Wall, one instance
Performance by and with Marie Heleen Samrotzki
with Sonia Martins Mateus & Linus Vincent Scherz
staged live at the Cité Internationale des Arts à Paris
Three people push a wall with their hands. As to move it. The only thing moving is their
bodies. With the power of their bodies against the wall. In the try to move the wall they move themselves.
Forehead against the wall. The view turned downwards. The wall gives hold. It doesn't move.
The wall marks. It divides. It encloses. Determining inside and outside. Private and public.
It protects and endangers. It guides and restricts. It hurts.
We want to give rise to the questions: What is the motor for moving? What makes us move?
And why do we continue to move?
This performance is exploring roles in relation to crisis and questioning how we move as
human beings within environments and systems of social structures. With the performance
“The Wall, One Instance” we invite everyone to engage in a dialogue for a critical reflection
of “us as social beings”.
staged live at the chruch of the old Saint-Sauveur, Caen, France
© Michèle Gottstein