︎      Monika Gabriela Dorniak


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The Act Of Doing Makes It (Feel Like) Becoming

2019


Monika Dorniak – The Act Of Doing Makes It (Feel Like) Becoming (2019), Bärenzwinger, 2019, Photographer: Marlene Zoe Burz



Lecture performance
Wearable sculptures
Video series

Duration: 90 min.

Premiered at Bärenzwinger (2019)
Exhibited at Entkunstung (2019) 

The project 'The Act Of Doing Makes It (Feel Like) Becoming' consists of a short film, and a wearable sculpture collection that is being embodied within a lecture performance. The work reflects on the paradoxic characteristics of the Individual, being both singular and plural. The individual person is not merely a singular body, but formed by a network of social components. Some of those components are regulated by an organic swarm behaviour and others by the artificial social constructs designed by the authorities to exercise control. In 'The Act Of Doing Makes It (Feel Like) Becoming', the performing bodies (performers and audience) reflect on the frame-work of our freedom – a quest for balance between conjugation and subjugation that resembles the urge for being Self in a pluralised society.


Supported by Kommunale Galerie Bärenzwinger (Bezirksamt Mitte).


Choreography / Costume / Art direction: Monika Dorniak | Performers:Marlon Miguel, Susanna Rydz, Tania Abanin, Léna Bagutti, Valentine Sinclair |  Soundartist: Emiddio Vasquez |  Photographer: Marlene Zoe Burz   










Film stills from The Act Of Doing Makes It (Feel Like) Becoming (2019)


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