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On 19 March at 7 pm Magda Ptasznik and Maria Colomina will present a performance titled SURPLUS in the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) as part of the Experience MACBA series (MACBA,  Plaça dels ?ngels, 1).



Artists about the piece:


With SURPLUS we are trying to activate perceptions, transfer to the b o d y the e x p e r i e n c e of observing, give visibility to

o t h e r w a y s to experience seeing by opening up the threshold of potentialities around our relation. We act within an observation setting that reshapes the e x p e r i e n c e of the body as a subject object in a recurrent r e c o n f i g u r a t i o n.


With SURPLUS we observe ourselves through the r e l a t i o n s that we establish. The work springs around sensitizing the body of the performers and spectators in order to mobilize the relation of oneself with the other in an event that makes visible its process,

m u l t i p l e focuses and its construction.  


In SURPLUS, we do not attempt to communicate through creating a narrative, we do not offer a sequence of scenes aiming at building a sense with their symbolic meaning. In SURPLUS, we encourage the audience to open up to the experience of the individual process of observation; we do not offer a single way of reading or interpreting, but we propose a journey across individual associations and meanings emerging in the process of watching and experiencing. We assume the possibility of constant renewal, of re-defining meanings over time, toward loosening up the restrictions resulting from expectations. While being aware of the convention of theatrical presentation, we seek ways of incarnation oriented toward the senses and affect, not just toward the logics of representation. We strive to expand the bounds of forms that create meaning and to shake up the sphere of safe passivity.


Choreography & performance: Magdalena Ptasznik, Marina Colomina

Producers: Antic Teatre, Barcelona; Azala Espacio, Vitoria (residency); Workspacebrussels (residency); Centrum w Ruchu,Warsaw; Burdąg Foundation.


Produced thanks to a scholarship awarded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and national Heritage and with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.


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