What would we do if we were offered the possibility to bring to life our every ambition?
LABOR proposes a word in which technology can offer extreme enhancement of ones’ personality. The dance piece is presented as a showcase in which Labor – a wellness company – introduces its latest procedures. This institute appears first as an absurd enterprise but develops to show sadistic control over its employees used both as experts and guinea-pigs. The piece is a wink to a dystopian science fiction word, but also addresses the very present topic of mankind’s dependency and enthusiasm for technology.
LABOR received the award “ACT-BAD Bilbao” at the Act Festival in Bilbao in May 2017.
Choreography: Marion Zurbach
Performers: Irene Andreetto, Maria Demandt, Peter Cripps Clark, Fhunyue Gao
Music live: Fhunyue Gao
Duration: 40 minutes
Première: 9 September 2016, Mad Scientist Festival in Natural History Museum of Bern