Human and non-human actants camp together on a hot pink terrain under an unblinking fluorescent sky. With axes, wood, violin, electronics and the bare body, Simone Aughterlony, Antonija Livingstone and Hahn Rowe stage an inquiry into some vibrant matters.
Supernatural suggests a wilderness that signifies a plurality of agencies without ontological hierarchy – the vigour of the blade, the skin, the wood, the rope, the gaze, and all in our midst, buzz together lovingly in a hot debate on the political ecology of things.
Queer lives know that being in disguise can encourage the dissolution of normative identity patterns of recognition. Supernatural actively chops up the topography of gender perceptions and welcomes the joyful techno construction of multiple bodies and pleasures.
Is this movement research or fun post-porn practice?
Whatever it is, it brings the bodies and companion materials in conversation to know no difference between being excited, being exciting and being excited-with.
Creation & Performance: Simone Aughterlony, Antonija Livingstone, Hahn Rowe
Concept: Simone Aughterlony
Live music: Hahn Rowe
Dramaturgical advice: Saša Bozic, Jorge León
Costume: Antonija Livingstone, Judith Steinmann
Light Design: Florian Bach
Technical Director: Ursula Degen
Production Management: Nicole Barras, Michael Nijs
Thanks to: Vladimir Miller, Anna Mülter, Lucie Tuma, Tobaron Waxman
Production: Simone Aughterlony / Verein für allgemeines Wohl
Coproduction: Gessnerallee Zurich, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Theater Freiburg
Supported by: the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Co-production Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur and Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Co-presented by CounterPulse and the Consulate General of Switzerland
Thanks to our community partner Swissnex
Photo by A. Donadio, Cover photo by Jorge León