Dead End is a collage of situations and soundscapes collected during walks in the cities. The performance is inspired by the field of micro-urbanism which offers a "close-up view" of urban space. It reveals the reality of the city as a bearer of memory and symbols. It focuses on the details that make up our everyday lives at different scales: from the cracks in the walls and small rubbish between the pavements to the highways from the bird’s eye view; from the rat squeak under a bridge to a train horn. The authors of the PYL collective remind the spectator of the experience of a child who perceives the surroundings in a playful way and is not ashamed to kiss a caterpillar on the playground or lick the glass of a bus door.
Prepared by: PYL (Anna Romanova, Maria Komarova, Světlana Silič, Theresa Schrezenmeir, Veronika Svobodová)
Performers: PYL (Maria Komarova, Světlana Silič, Veronika Svobodová, Anna Romanova)
PYL 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.