Carima Neusser



Transversal Madness is a performance that takes its inspiration from a painting by Swedish 19th century painter Carl Fredrik Hill and investigates different forms of insanity and how historical, social and political ideas inform our understanding of the phenomenon. It invites the audience to take in music, film and choreography in unusual configurations. The relatively slow tempo of the piece allows the spectator to reflect on how madness can be re-considered to challenge his/her conception of the world. Hill’s painting also forces the visitor to re-evaluate how we see desire, especially when insanity removes the social inhibitions that often are associated with our desires. The artists find in the investigation useful tools to understand the current social and political climate – especially asking if pathological desire to control the world and the people in it, constitutes another form of socially acceptable madness.

Perfomances:                                                                                                                                                                      Satyrianas festival in Sao Paulo November 16, 2019.
F4 Libre, Cuarnevaca, Mexico, January 24 and 25, 2020
El Dia D, Mexico City, January 31 and February 1, 2020

Concept:Carima Neusser, Per Hüttner                                                                                                                           Choreography and performance: Carima Neusser                                                      Live Soundscape: Per Hüttner.                                                                                              Funded by: The Swedish Arts Council and Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse.