Rokada, 2015

Performance / Duration: 10 minutes

Rokada features two scripts, both describing and referring to the same occurrence. One of them is given to a pair of performers, who read and silently enact it. The other is available for the audience to read while watching. The scene features behaviour characteristic of the average museum visitor, the text on the other hand reveals a underlayer of cruel intention, intrigue and potential foulplay. Both texts are referring to each other, resulting in continuous alternation between a reading of a gesture, it’s enactment and it’s interpretation.

Script excerpt:

She fixates her gaze on the tallest person in the room. She makes eye contact, looks away and smiles slightly. She contemplates her next move.