In the performance, I explore the concept of trauma formally, through the material of medical gypsum. First, I cover my body with gypsum and then, through movement, micro-injury of the skin, I destroy the created shell. I am also interested in the sound - the crackling of gypsum, falling pieces of material on the floor, the sound of the body, which is covered by the gypsum, in the contact with the floor through movement.
I was inspired by many stories of researchers of the body and its ability to recover: athletes, dancers, ideologists of new bodily practices and rehabilitation systems - many of them went through traumas, sometimes incompatible with life.
Why, in order to discover something unimaginable in the body, it is necessary to get out of its closed comfort, to experience catharsis? And what are these possibilities?
Author, performer: Irina Gulyakina
Choreographer: Tatiana Melnikova (https://www.instagram.com/gravestata/
Camera, editing: Ivan Levshin
Performance was created in May 2021
Performance was showed at 27.11.2021 in Gallery 22, Moscow