Performances Poésies en mouvement #11 – Résistance
Heike Fiedler (CH)
This performance thematizes, at first glance, the body’s resistance to movement in space. Crayons and blank pages nearby or in the same space invite or incite action. “Will I, or you, write or not?”. He asks himself the same question of knowing upon which of these two options we will choose: resisting the act of writing, and therefore not doing it, or writing something, which will amount to expressing my resistance to the absence of movement. Whatever my choice, I must decide and to make a decision is to act, here, one that amounts to resisting, whether there is movement or not. At the end of 12’34’’, we will have experienced a performance, a collective resistance, with multiple variations “… to want to resist, is to put oneself in a position to accomplish an action: it is to spend one’s energy, to modify one’s posture, to contract one’s muscles or to relax them” (Joëlle Proust).
Heike Fiedler is a writer, poet, performer, sound and visual artist. For many years, she has been invited to poetry and literature festivals in Europe and elsewhere in the world. She reads bare voiced or with electroacoustic, composes collective and/or interdisciplinary projects. She published 5 books, including a novel and a collection of poems during this summer of 2020.