A Grupo Desvio production :
Carnivalize the Matter
Directed and performed by Rodrigo Fischer
Oct 17 at 6pm
Carnivalize the Matter: Vibration, Electricity and Molecularity is a multidisciplinary, alchemical and artistic experiment that seeks to decompose and de-represent images, sounds, texts and things as a way of experiencing their vibrations.
A demiurge-alchemical-scientist investigates the constitution of matter in his laboratory. Does the matter think? Do things speak? Does a broken fan have a soul? The purpose of this lab is to subvert relationships between body and thing or creator and creature, making room for the insignificance and uselessness of things based on their (de)composition. Let’s listen to the soul-vibration of things.
The project is part of a work-in-regress device called Devising minor worlds: agency and (de)composition in real-time by Grupo Desvio from Brasil, which is currently developing this project in New York. It is a real-time creation device that proposes to investigate the ontology of objects and nature, displacing human subjectivity from the center to the margins. A device decomposed by countless objects, cameras, lights, microphones, technologies, useless and garbage. The project is not interested in what things represent, but in what they evoke from their form and agency.
This production is made possible thanks to New York City Artist Corps.
Presented by Grupo Desvio
Director, Performer and Light Designer: Rodrigo Fischer
Dramaturg and assistant director: Gil Roberto
Art director, graphic designer and props designer: Yasmin Santana
Costume Designer and props master: Patrícia Marjorie
Video Designer: Brent Felker
Sound Designer: Márcio Monteiro
Producer and Marketing Director: Gio Mielle
Special thanks to Jolene Noelle, Orietta Crispino, Material for The Arts, Meghan Finn, Bernardo Reis, Art Society of Kingston, Gemini Hill and Rattlestick.