Myriam Van Imschoot

Leestijd 3 — 6 minuten

He says space, she thinks time

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HE SAYS SPACE, SHE THINKS TIME. HE RIDES THE CURVE, SHE HOLDS THE LINE. HE LICKS THE FUR, SHE POINTS OUT IT IS FAKE. HE TAKES HIS TIME, SHE NEEDS TIME. HE TRAVELS DEEP INSIDE, SHE SKIRTS THE EDGE. THEY FACE THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES. THEY ARE STRANDED. CATASTROPHE PUT THEM TOGETHER. THERE IS NO EXIT INTHIS PIECE.

SHE ASKS ‘ARE WE THERE YET’, HE IS THE MAP. SHE HAS BEEN DISSECTING, HE IS CONNECTING. DID SHE HOPE THIS WOULD HAPPEN, DID HE REALIZE IT OCCURRED? SHE IS INTERRUPTING, HE IS ERUPTING. SHE IS INFLICTED, HE IS INFECTED. THEY MEET IN EXCESS, IN SILENCES, IN EMPTY SLOTS, IN TRANSIT, IN VAIN. THERE IS NO MANUAL IN THIS PIECE.

SHE EXPLORES ANOMALY, HE LIVES THE ANIMAL. SHE IS A CONTAINER, HE IS A RECEIVER. SHE SAYS NO, HE WANTS YES. DID SHE FORGE, HAS HE LIED? WOULD SHE GIVE UP, WILL HE GIVE IN? THEY COULD BE CAMPERS, DRIFTERS, SCIENTISTS OR GUINEA PIGS, HUMANS OR ANIMALS.THEY COULD BE A COUPLE, A TRIO, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES OR STRANGERS. THERE IS NO IDENTITY CARD IN THIS PIECE.

HE MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY LEARNING BY HEART, SHE KNEW SHE COULD NOT FORGET. HE TELLS HIS DREAMS, SHE RECALLS CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. HE IS WONDERING HOW DESIRE IS CONSTRUCTED, SHE DESIRES CONSTRUCTION. HE INSISTS, SHE RESISTS. THEY PERSIST. THEY RELY ON EACH OTHER.THEY ARE SURVIVING BY DEGREES OF LOVE.THERE IS NO SHAME IN THIS PIECE.

SHE IS MOTHERING, HE IS BROTHERING. SHE SPILLS THE SUPPLIES, HE DOES NOT ASK WHY. HER CREED IS WASTE, HE PREFERS ROAMING TO RUMMAGING. SHE RECYCLES, HE REGRESSES. SHE ACCUMULATES, HE SATURATES. SHE REINVENTED HERSELF EVERY FIVE MINUTES, AND SO DID HE.THEY KNEWTHEY COULD SWITCH ROLES ANYTIME.TO SAYTHE LEAST,THEY SPOKE LESS AND LESS. THERE ARE NO APOLOGIES IN THIS PIECE

HE SAYS LANDSCAPE, SHE READS ON THE INTERNET ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. HE MERGES, SHE EMERGES. HE SPEAKS OF MULTIPLE BODIES, SHE HAS BEEN MORPHING OPPOSITES. HIS BIOLOGY IS HER SOCIOLOGY. MICRO-EVENTS IN HIM EQUATE HER ATTACHMENT TO DETAIL. THEY PRACTICE SHAKING ON A BURIAL GROUND. WILL THE REPRESSED REST? THEY BELIEVE IN EARTHQUAKE AS SUBLIME LAND ART.THERE IS NO HEAVEN IN THIS PIECE.

SHE IS SEXY, HE IS SEXUAL SHE HOLDS THE TORCH, HE IS DRAWN TO PEOPLE WHO SHINE. SHE REMOVESTHE TRACE, HE MOVES INTO TRANCE. SHE SIGHS, HE YAWNS. SHE IS PICKY, HE IS STICKY. TEMPERATURE CONCERNS HER, HE HAS WARMED-UP FORTHE REST OF HIS LIFE. HER EMPATHY IS HISTELEPATHY. HAS SHE BEEN EVER THIS CLOSE, OR IS HE LESS DISTANT? THEY PLAY FOR REAL. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD EATS THE WOLF. THEIR GEOGRAPHY OF INTIMACY IS ALL RECORDED. THERE IS NO DELETE BUTTON IN THIS PIECE.

HE SAYS ‘IT’S OK HERE.’ HE SAYS ‘IT’S JUST A BIT FLOODED IN THERE’. HE SAYS’ITWASSUPPOSEDTO WORK OUT’. HE ASKS ‘WHAT KIND OF PROMISE WAS THAT’? HE FEELS ‘IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE’. HE SAYS HE KNOWS HIS RIGHTS. HE SAYS HE IS GONNA CALL HIS LAWYER. SHE REPLIES ‘THIS LANGUAGE DOES NOT APPLY HERE’. THERE IS NO ONE TO BLAME IN THIS PIECE.

SHE SAYS ‘IT’S TOO LATE’. SHE SAYS ‘I’LL BE RIGHT BACK’. SHE SAID IT ONE MONTH AGO. SHE SAYS ‘I LIKE THE WAY YOU MOVE’. SHE SAYS ‘THIS IS ALL USELESS INFORMATION ANYWAY’. SHE COMPLAINS ‘IT JUST DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE’. SHE SAYS ‘I WANT MY TIME BACK’. HE ANSWERS WITH DELAY. THERE IS NO LINEAR TIME INT HIS PIECE.

THEY BROKE DOWN INTO THE SMALLEST UNITS. FROM THERE THEY WOULD SEEK TO UNITE IN NEW FORMS OF COHESION. WERE THEY LOOKING FOR A VITAL GEOMETRY? THEY KNEW EMOTION WAS THEIR FOCUS. THE GROUND WAS UNEVEN. EXPERIENCE WOULD LEAD THEM. ADAPTATION WAS AN OPTION. TRANSFORMATION A FACT. COMPASSION STRETCHED THEIR TOLERANCE. THEY ACCOMMODATED CHANGE. THEY COULD ALWAYS RESTART.THERE IS NO END IN THIS PIECE.

Notes on the rehearsals of Forgeries by Myriam Van Imschoot, 25 April 2004

Forgeries, Love and Other Matters

CHOREOGRAFIEËN DANS Meg Stuart en Benoît Lachambre

LIVE MUZIEK Hahn Rowe

DRAMATURGIE Myriam Van Imschoot

SCENOGRAFIE Doris Dziersk

KOSTUUMS Tina Kloempken

LICHT Marc Dewit

TECHNIEK Britta Mayer

PRODUCTIE Damaged Goods en par b.l.eux

PREMIÈRE 14 mei 2004, Schauspielhaus Zürich

 

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theatertekst
Leestijd 3 — 6 minuten

#93

15.10.2004

14.01.2005

Myriam Van Imschoot

Myriam van Imschoot (°1969) was actief als dramaturge bij choreografen als Meg Stuart en Philipp Gehmacher. Als performancekunstenaar is ze ook actief met innoverende formats en workshops.