Anthropometric data simply obtained

“Anthropometric data simply obtained”
performance for two bodies and a soundtrack
Body Discourses / Body Politics and Agency – Symposium, University of Vienna, 2015

Performers’ bodies metaphorically portray the process of power-knowledge production through encounter. While one of them remains an object for scientific investigation, the other acts as instance of agency, making measurements and inscriptions. Obtained data are literally inscripted on the skin. During the performance roles are changed while the two bodies gradually cover each other with the text that re-creates them as equal subjects. Besides this reference to Foucault’s idea of the body being the site where regimes of discourse and power inscribe themselves, there is an artistic hommage to a contemporary classic piece by Martha Rosler (1977), concerning objectification of women in a technological bureaucratic society.

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