A performance about blind confidence,
with objects, contemporary dance and music
Memories of a Hedgehog / Clavo
A project involving a performance, video, objects, photographs.
The performance combines visual arts and contemporary dance. The subject of the piece is faith, seen in a more general way; a good expression would probably be ´blind confidence´. We expose this idea through visual objects and contemporary dance using nails, balloons, ´dust´, carnation petals and a wooden table.
A nail is useful but can also be harmful; it depends on how we use it.
Another particularity is that in Spanish the word for nail and clove is the same. In this piece we use clove as a symbol of numbness and numbing pain, with the nail acting as an element enabling construction but also functioning as a weapon.
In the performance, whilst the dancer clothed in a latex version of her own skin moves across the room of balloons filled with ‘dust’, the artist sits at a table blindfolded, dressed in a heavy red latex and clove gown, whilst she slowly, relying on all senses apart from sight, beats the nails into the table. The frenetic movements of the dancer cause the balloons to burst and the dust to spread across the scene and the two performers. The performance closes with the dancer removing her own skin ending up naked and true.
The performance has been presented at several festivals.