In her solo performance D1984 Carima Neusser investigates the body and desire in relation to power. Extracting inspiration from Orwell’s 1984, Neusser creates a choreography from the forbidden love affair between the two main characters in the story. From this relationship and the suppression of sexuality by the governing powers, love, desire and romance surface to become a powerful form of activism. Further more she reflects on how the party wanted to eliminate art and the distinction between beauty and ugliness here too beauty becomes a political act. The work is a part of the research project Sculptural Spaces. It is based on spatial investigations where she brings together movement, stage lights, water, glass, jewelry, texts and video to create performative sculptures. It is in the field of tension, in the meeting between these different elements, that her choreographic exploration lies.
Choreography and dance: Carima Neusser
Soundscape: Per Hüttner
The exhibition and performance program “2084” was curated by Anne Klontz and supported by the Nordic Culture Point and with support from Teater Reflex, Stockholm, Sweden