A friendly warning; You may see a head looking at its own ass from afar, tiny, flashing eyes with a dirty look, a stingy mouth that bites and make annoying sounds, one big belly, detached nails, a short dance for the imaginary cat and a kicking robot leg.
“An intentionally strange and physically demanding routine begins, which aims to transform the performer’s naked female body into a desexualized organic object, somehow in contrast (or not) with the series of mechanical noises, beeps, and rattles – a deliberate challenge to our gaze, and disruption of inscribed meanings. Heavy breathing and the crackle of the tape sticking to the floor add to the soundscape.”
– Yasen Vasilev, August 13 2019
In her graduation piece, Zrinka Užbinec explores the chimeric and montage-like perception of the dancing body, embracing interruptions and glitches in the dance. The performance challenges the normative and linear narrative of the dancer’s body. It is an exploded machine, revealing a monstrous body, a body of many, a body in-between.