Realized in the framework of the ZAIK residency programme.
Premiere: 25 May 2019
Quartier am Hafen, Cologne
You can take rest, but you will always be there. You can go on holiday, but there´s no holiday from your body. This body is not private. It got political the day, you have realised that you are a woman. Or, was it the day when you were born? Bodyshaming. Fear to be ugly. Fat? In the end, it might happen that we treat pain as if it were the only real thing. An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.
Hannah Krebs and Thea Soti are two Cologne-based artists who often work at the intersection of movement, sound and performance. They are both dedicated to investigating new forms of contemporary theatre where performative and audiovisual arts daringly merge together to create a more extreme level of artistic expression.
PAIN MIRRORS is an installative performance developed during their artist residency at ZAIK Köln. A personal relfection about present-time eating disorders, corporeality and beauty myths presented in an installative performance – mixing movement, noise, poetry and new-age media.