Sat 25 March 2023 (17:00-18:00)
For the 𝕒𝕣𝕘𝕠𝕤 response program rile* has invited Amina Szecsödy and Chloe Chignell to perform an excerpt of Shadow Text, a choreographic performance at the intersection of performative publication and choreography.
Starting from the literary landscapes of Les Guérillères, a feminist epic novel written by Monique Wittig, Shadow Text seeks to explode the book into the space of a performance creating a world of uncanny fragments, a collision of both past and future, where the practice of revolution calls us to return again and again to the present and to each other.
Performance and Choreography : Amina Szecsödy & Chloe Chignell
𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝕒𝕣𝕘𝕠𝕤 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝕒𝕣𝕘𝕠𝕤 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘦s 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱𝘴, 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭, 𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴. 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦.
Read more about the response program and about Argos' current exhibition: https://tinyurl.com/ShadowText
Amina Szecsödy (b. 1995, Sweden) is a performance maker based in Brussels. Her work incorporates quotations, sound design, scriptwriting, and collaboration, channeling the dissonant voices of the past and future in the immediate present. Via this process of ‘siphoning off’, Szecsödy develops new complexities and combinations of language and gesture.
Szecsödy holds a BA in Performing Arts from Malmö Theatre Academy and is currently finishing her MA in Choreography and Performance at Giessen University. Recent works and collaborations include the play Ge mig en fast punkt och jag ska rubba jorden for Teater Västernorrland, Rear Windows (Deutsches Filminstitut Frankfurt) Condition report (Kunstverein Frankfurt) & RAUBKOPIE (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm & Thalia Theater, nominated for Körber Studio für Junge Regie. She is currently developing the solo work Mean Time as well as the collaborative project Shadow text together with Chloe Chignell.
Chloe Chignell is an artist based in Brussels working across text, choreography and publishing. Her work focuses on language within a choreographic and performative frame; she invests in writing as a body building practice, examining the ways in which language makes us up. Chloe graduated from a.pass (BE, 2020) and from the research cycle at P.A.R.T.S (BE, 2018). Since 2019 Chloe co-runs rile* a bookshop and project space for publication and performance with Sven Dehens.
Shadow Text has been supported by: WorkspaceBrussels, Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk, Cité International des Arts, KAAP, and rile*.