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The Politics of the Unconscious: Last Dance/Last Supper
Sun, October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM$10.00 – $15.00
The Politics of the Unconscious: Hysteria, Surrealism, and Avant-Garde Dance
The Last Dance meets the Last Repast
Presented by Marija Krtolica
Surreal Meal à la Dalí
2 p.m. Arrivals
2:15 a surprise improvisational event
2:45 discussion time, preparation for the meal
3-4 pm food is served, reflected on, and consumed
4 pm bye bye
The event investigates the embodied self as a site of personal and cultural memories evoked through sense based experiences. It proposes a conscious engagement with the aesthetic dimension of viewing, hearing, consuming, and digesting happenings, thoughts, and nutrients.
On the one hand, we will explore how the aesthetic de-hierarchization and commodity culture inform our practices as witnesses and makers. On the other, we will open up the concept of the unconscious and re-create it through imaginative practices.
Mottos for a Sunday Afternoon:
The jaws of my mind are in perpetual motion.
The sensual intelligence housed in the tabernacle of my palate beckons me to pay greatest attention to food.
I only like to eat what has a clear and intelligible form.
—Salvador Dali, Gastro Esthetics
The spectacle corresponds to the historical moment at which the commodity completes the colonization of social life.
Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle
Marija Krtolica (b. 1973, Belgrade) is an international movement artist, dance researcher and teacher (BFA NYU, MFA UC Davis, MA NYU, completing PhD in dance at Temple University in Philadelphia). Her current research focuses on the meanings and symptoms of hysteria in the nineteenth century, and critical re-investigation of hysterical scenes in Tanztheater.