Premiere 2020 January 25, 26 th in Artūras Areima theater, Vilnius
AAT|Artūras Areima theater
director/scenographer Artūras Areima | costume designer Artūras Areima| music composer π | video artist Dinas Marcinkevičius |
actors Petras Šimonis, Monika Poderytė
duration 80 min
Photographer Laura Vansevičienė
project funded by Lithuania Council for Culture
Self-fragmentation also divides the body itself into body parts into images of one's self. Media, advertising, music clips abound in such fragmentation. What parts of the body can be transformed and decontextualized: perceived as distant from the individual. How does it feel to be real today and belong to man as an integral personality, how to summon it, and does it exist if we are no longer aware of ourselves as a body and spirit? From now on, time is no longer profound, the future ceases to exist, as does the past. Time changes the camera eye built into our everyday technology. The universe no longer has secrets.
A. Areima: “The performance of Nothing Hurts, like the play itself, is thematically related to J.G.Ballard's novel "Crash", in which the body encounters technology, e.g. with a car. The body is constantly involved in an accident. Bodies are not accidentally encountered here, these are specially designed crashes to cause sexual and emotional satisfaction. Here, the accident, the encounter gives life a new form, a new breath, and lust again for another body, for itself, for existence. Here death and sex are on the same level as the body - no fantasy, no metaphor, no phrase. We could not say that here bodies / characters are faced with sadism, masochism or enjoyment - here it is simply pure discharge. Everything here is enveloped in an atmosphere that we could name, as today, as Ballard himself called it: "... we're stuck in a giant cork."