Isabelle Schad, Laurent Goldring
light and Sound
Luc Ferrari / Plastikman
Isabelle Schad in cooperation with CCN Tours, Espace Pasolini - Théâtre International, Sophiensaele Berlin, TanzWerkstatt Berlin
City of Berlin - Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.
Yara Burkhalter, Residence-Programme PACT Zollverein Essen
„Unturtled” might suggest a removal of the shell from the turtle’s back to reveal what is hidden beneath. The work of Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring, however, doesn’t allow us to peep under the cover. On the contrary, the body is disappearing almost completely underneath the moving accessory that nevertheless exposes its movements as materiality. It appears almost as if the clothes are moving by themselves; in elongations, expansions and contractions, condensations flatulences and tightenings produced by the puffs of the blouse, which seemingly take away the body’s own movement impulses. „Unturtled“ does not ’unwrap’ the body, but initiates a deliberate confusion around the question of where movement starts and its separation from the controlling subject. The observer’s eye imagines body parts, which are responsible for the respective sequences and then is subsequently lead astray. The body presents itself as an imaginary one. Except for the legs and head it becomes invisible under its shell and allows only for presumptions upon its appearances.