The soles of the flamenco shoes are prepared with steel spikes. I stand on the Ytong stone and dance a Zapateado – without slipping. The stone breaks and is ground to dust by my spikes. The dance is simultaneously an act of destruction and a sculptural process.
Latex is made of natural rubber and is extremely resilient. I sewed a dress from this material. Its hem is attached to the floor. The latex dress pulls me to the floor. The sewing machine pulls me to the ceiling. I resist the pressure and test the tear strength of the rubber material with my entire body weight. The sewing machine begins to vibrate.
The ‘crack’ of a whip is created by the supersonic speed that is generated at its end. The physicist Ernst Mach was the first to describe the connection between ‘crack’ and ‘speed’ and scientifically proved supersonic speed to be 1235 km per hour. This whip dance is dedicated to him. My moving shadow-image on the sandy earth accompanies us.
The performance starts with a rustic cooking show and ends with a heavy metal duet between the magnetized kitchen utensils and my body. The buffet plates stick to the magnetic dress, banging against each other to set the rhythm of the dance. The kitchen is stripped of its usual function and becomes a scenic sound space
SHIVA´S SPARE PARTS is a recycling scrap music performance. There are 12 electromagnets sewn into my costume. The car parts are attracted by the magnets, and move loosely on the body. They create sounds. My body mutates into an androgynous man-machine sculpture. Through my different movements the magnetic fields change, creating surreal extended body forms and one-second sculptures in continuous change.
The airtight, welded plastic bags and pumps on these self-made instruments are attached to the body. The choreography is defined by movement sequences which compress or inflate the flexible instruments in the dance. Air travels through the valves and creates a wide spectrum of sound structures – this influences the dance flow.
Four car tires are firmly attached to my legs and arms. Car tires are associated with movement.
However, my range of motion is limited by the heaviness of the tires. I let them slide, trembling over the floor, and lift them like weights until they fall, squeaking, to the ground.