A collective experiment in modes of speaking out and holding ground. Artists and guests commit themselves to listening and the need to speak, jointly exploring a subterranean mode of speech ready to emerge. How to articulate expression through and with the body? How to rant and rave?
What can we glean from positions of desperation, healing, and resistance? Care is a commitment. Commit to listen – again and again – to feel what we are saying, to move what is held, to catalyze, to shift, to sit it out, to move aside, to feel and to come back again and again to the heart of the matter.
The Matter Lab is a research project initiated by Meg Stuart in conversation with Moriah Evans, Mieko Suzuki, Varinia Canto Vila, Edna Jaime, Claire Vivianne Sobottke and Jürgen Kolb, which took place during ImPulsTanz 2021.