act iii: feast, reaggregation
Act III is the final stage of metamorphosis, entry into a new hypostasis, inclusion into a new role.
Crimson-red video footage of the FEAST performance shows us a room of distorted proportions, almost claustrophobic, with an implausibly low ceiling, as if compressed vertically. A black lake of burnt caramel spills on the floor of the room. Above it, on the ceiling, like a mirror reflection, the other “lake” grows, however, made up of an abundance of fruits. Grapes, melons, pumpkins, watermelons and cherries sprawled along the ceiling like on medieval still life paintings , highlighted in rich red. In the center of the still life is a performer, ravenously devouring food, positioned horizontally, facing the expanse of the caramel lake, tightly drawn by climbing slings to the surface of the ceiling. The remnants of his silicone suit are tattered and dangle like the cast-off serpent’s skin, showing that the creature has shed its old form. Wide strips of natural latex drape performer’s body, hanging in long tails, almost touching the surface of the black lake.