Site-Specific

The Throw Zone

by Beatrix Joyce and Michela Filzi

07/06/2017 09:00 pm | @ Kunstkraftwerk

‘The Throw Zone’ is a sculptural performance piece that plays on the notion of a fused body. Two performers, one hanging from a rope, move as a singular entity and together caught in a free fall, create the illusion that gravity is momentarily suspended. Moving with a gradual progression, the performers find stillnesses in unexpected poses. Their conjoined structure is completed by peculiar details – a raised hand or a pointed finger – drawing forth images that are both absurd and casual, real-life propositions. Thrown, headfirst, into the immensity of possibilities, ‘The Throw Zone’ reflects on the expansiveness of our times and unleashes the imagination in a floating tableau vivant.

credits, vitae
Konzept und Performance : Beatrix Joyce, Michela Filzi

Beatrix Joyce is a performance artist, writer and film maker based in Berlin. She holds a BA in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London and an MA in Critical and Creative Analysis from Goldsmiths University. She is currently working for Berlin Art Link as a reviewer of contemporary dance and performance.

Michela Filzi is a multi-media artist based in Berlin. She has a background in gymnastics and drawing and she holds a BA in Fine Arts and Design from the Audio Visual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her performances hold the middle ground between sports, rituals, endurance tests, ceremonies and dancing.