Field for performing arts

PYL: Reality Surfing

A new project of the group PYL, co-produced by Terén and Alfred ve dvoře.


Alfred ve dvoře

Reality surfing is non-narrative visual performance, which proposes to the audience to experience an alternative model of coexistence of people and inanimate entities. It discovers new relations between daily objects through their materiality and presence in one space, which gain an equivalent value as presence of a human body. Scenography of the piece comprises a system which exists and functions according to its own rights. It serves and requires a service; it absorbs and triggers; it’s geometry is meaningless as well as a feeling of destruction. The authors invite a spectator/ visitor to forget about rational logic and surf into a new reality composed in collaboration with sponges, oranges, machines, ghosts and other unexpected species.

Each of us assemble our own small worlds with the available things and knowledge, using random fragments of reality as stones for building the wall against the wind. When the wall falls, we find ourselves in a vapour landscape which unites collapsed pieces into the new creature. Where we can surf from the cardboard box to the dolphin’s fin by accepting the terms and conditions. Where are moments of entropy and freedom, no matter if we are locked up, locked down or just among ourselves and our surroundings.

Premiere dates:
Praha: 7. 10. 2021, Alfred ve dvoře
Brno: 18. 11. 2021, OC Dornych
The project was created in cooperation between MOTUS – Alfred ve dvoře and Terén.

PYL: Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova, Anna Romanova, Theresa Schrezenmeir
Performers: Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova
Music: Theresa Schrezenmeir
Production: Judita Císařová, Motus, z.s., Alfred ve dvoře, Terén—Pole performativního umění
Thanks to: Sodja Zupanc-Lotker, Tomáš Procházka, Lukáš Jiřička, Andrey Dabrakou, Michal Mitro, CEDIT
Support: MOTUS, z.s, Terén—Field for performing arts, DAMU

PYL is an international collective of artists who devise together in the field of postdramatic theatre, visual arts, sound and intermedia. Their practice explores the borders of anthropocentric perception in a dialog with objects and ironic attempts to grasp nonhuman agency. Through application of DIY methods, recycling and compilation principles, the group develops its own visual language, which extends the meanings of scenography far beyond the theatre stage. Their works shift cultural codes, contexts and origins of regular things, while transforming objects to beings and beings to objects. Sensitivity towards the dailiness, sharing moments and personal experiences in non-linear and playful ways transmit on the group's associative approach on coworking process.

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