“My aim was to make the power of the movements the visible result. This effort led us to continuous actions that, during rehearsal, we called the “game for grown-ups”, something in which continuous “doing” and repetition create the event. With repetition, we got to the point where we could “freeze a movement in time”, and the length of the frozen action could be decreased or increased. Shortening its length brought out detail, which opened a new perspective. The form of movement created was decided on in each given situation by the dancers, collectively.
The body exists on its own and every part has the same status; the dancers function with this in mind.
A word about nakedness: I wanted to shut out completely the content and meaning created by clothing; and so, the naked body became the costume. Nonetheless, nakedness changes the content and meaning of the forms of movement. Nakedness homogenizes and equalizes the bodies. It lets the viewer into an intimate space. The spectacle continuously forces us to come face to face with our relationship with nakedness. This relationship changes continuously, because nakedness is not an event – it is a continuous element.
I wanted the audience to see everything in the body, even the details. I did not want distance to hinder the viewing – the examination – of the body.”
„At any cost re-connect poetry to the body. Not crimes against bodies, but against Ideas (& Ideas-in-things) which are deadly & suffocating. Not stupid libertinage but exemplary crimes, aesthetic crimes, crimes for love. In England some pornographic books are still banned. Pornography has a measurable physical effect on its readers. Like propaganda it sometimes changes lives because it uncovers true desires.
Our culture produces most of its porn out of body-hatred– but erotic art in itself makes a better vehicle for enhancement of being/consciousness/bliss–as in certain oriental works. A sort of Western tantrik porn might help galvanize the corpse, make it shine with some of the glamor of crime.”
The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy by Hakim Bey