OB-GESTOS was a contemporary dance procedure that addressed virtual reality related themes. Through understanding the body as an object and the object as a body, the performance brought to light concepts such as representation, simulacrum, extension, double, simulation, transformation, translation and - above all -, construction, manipulation and editing in relation to the body, objects and choreography. This approach prompted the radical question: How to make a dance without a body? Discussing the absence also meant to address the fearful presence of humans and their choices. In OB-GESTOS the traditional Italian stage was subverted and transformed in a huge installation. The audience was accomodated on the stage and a virtual audience was projected on the original audience seats, facing the real spectators. Seven TV-sets of different inches were used, beyond four video projectors, eight DVD players and four hundred black garments.

 

 

photos Elenize Desgeninski