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February 27 - February 28$20
The Brick presents
by Marija Krtolica
February 27 and 28 8pm
Re-Inventing Love sources from the writing of the philosopher Alain Badiou and surrealist poetry to create an embodied poetics. Dramatic pathos, irony, moments of isolated beauty from everyday urban life, and bold kinetic expression combine to create startling scenes.
Re-Inventing Love revolves around amorous relationships at the time of a socio-economic crisis. The starting point is love as a truth procedure through which we can get to know ourselves, and construct long lasting connections. The work problematises romantic desire by addressing repression, political inequalities, and difference seen through prism of the philosophical concept of love. Re-Inventing Love is inspired by the writing of the philosopher Alain Badiou, and surrealist poetry. Its primary medium is movement which turns literal poetic tropes, and opens up a pathway for re-thinking the concept of love, while purposefully bumping into its troubling, humorous and perplexing manifestations.
The work is made in collaboration with the performers and artists:
“These artists are co-creators. They have participated in the choreographic process, discussions, and thematic explorations. I am very grateful to Theresa Buchheister for inviting us to perform Re-Inventing Love at The Brick. I would like to thank Nuria Nono Schoenberg from the Luigi Nono Archives in Venice for advising me to develop a section of Re-Inventing Love to the music by the avant-garde composer and left wing thinker, Luigi Nono: “The Forest is Young and Full of Life.”
– Marija Krtolica
The language heard in “Re-Inventing Love” includes writings by Apollinaire, Alain Badiou, Anne Carson, René Char, Michel Foucault, Danilo Kiš, Arthur Rimbaud, Raymond Roussel, and Nathalie Sarraute.
“..The function of art is never to illustrate a truth-or even an interrogation-known in advance, but to bring into the world certain interrogations (and also, perhaps, in time, certain answers) not yet known as such to themselves.”
– Alain Robbe-Grillet, The Use of Theory
***Downtown Brooklyn Rehearsal Residency Initiative provided free rehearsal space in 2020 and 2021