”What makes Angela, Angela?” German director Susanne Kennedy and multimedia artist Markus Selg want to know. To find out they seize on Angela’s existence as dramatic material following her from birth to death and beyond. Their journey accompanies her through everyday situations: illness and recovery, waking and sleeping, being born and giving birth, aging and death. The hypothesis is that Angela is made up of millions of experiences and that some of them reflect what others have told her. Angela might ultimately be just a strange loop, an endless sequence.
Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg explore the new balance of power that exists between bodies, technical objects and machines. Pursuing a post-humanist aesthetic and taking a multimedia approach, they use the distortion made available to the actors by the games of masks, the lipsynched dialogues and the ”doppelgängers” of Germanic folklore. Angela (a strange loop) takes us on a deep dive into the phenomenological question of identity and consciousness. Through Angela, Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg guide us towards one of the fundamental questions of existence: what is the nature of reality and what does ”I” represent?
Corealisation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles et Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Theater der Welt 2023, Festival d’Avignon 2023 (en cours)