Octopus

Intimacy in the Post-Antropocene

Landlocked but with curiosity, Navaridas/Deutinger/Szalay look for the Other within themselves and create a tentacular narrative full of tenderness, touch and desires, inspired by this versatile, enigmatic and incredibly elegant inhabitant of the sea.

‘This soft-bodied creature with three hearts, nine brains and blue blood can actually let us discover new ways of expressing ourselves and possibly touch us in an unexpected way.’ Navaridas / Deutinger / Szalay

Concept and Performance Alex Deutinger, Marta Navaridas, Christoph Szalay Underwater Cinematography Txema Vega Villate Video Direction & Editing Mikel Yarza Costumes & Stage Sarah Sternat Music Stephan Sperlich Lights Svetlana Schwin Sound Design Stefan Ehgartner Video Documentation & Trailer Ulrich A. Reiterer Production & Tour Management Sophie Schmeiser Production Performanceinitiative 22 Underwater Equipment Support Txema Vega / Underwater Film Service Supported by Kulturamt der Stadt Graz, Kultur Land Steiermark, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Theaterland Steiermark, Forum Stadtpark, Theater im Bahnhof Thanks to Streaming on Set, Theater im Bahnhof, Monika Klengel, Jacob Banigan

Dates

29 September 2018 @ Theaterland Festival, Oberzeiring

9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 October 2018 @ Forum Stadtpark, Graz

30, 31 January 2020 @ brut, Vienna

1 February 2020 @ brut, Vienna