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Ah Poetry

Solo Stephanie Cumming

He wanted to convey deep sorrow and heartache through very simple means, but was unfortunately a very bad poet. Transformation comes through simple verse and the border between tragedy and comedy, as the jester shows, is very thin. As are the borders between monstrosity and beauty, nature and virtuality, playing and simply being. 
Photos: Wolfgang Kirchner, David Payr

The transforming body, with all its possibilities, in the end becomes a poem itself. One chapter of Orlando's life was framed by poetry. Following the famous literary work of Virginia Woolf, Stephanie Cumming's performance refers to the social construct of gender roles, the arbitrariness of our sense of time and the "involuntariness" of recollection.

 


Video: Michael Loizenbauer