the unburied dead

Performance - Concept: Ioannis Karounis - Hernes Malkotsis (2013 - 2022)

This performance is a description of the continuous attempts of the person to regain his authenticity and, as a result, his freedom, through a relationship with the "other" which is based on dominance. What is hidden behind the sadomasochistic character of such a relationship? What is the role of violence, mimicry and dependence? In the same manner, another question is asked: is it possible that this relationship, which in the beginning is presented as antithetical, contains elements that can lead to identification. If such elements exist, people can surpass the conditions that support dominance of one over the other, and reach reconciliation. In order to exist without hating each other, one has to communicate with the others, knowing that existence is an impermanent state and that always changes.

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