FLESH is a raw, direct, explicit and arrayed reflection on the female body as object of trade, exploitation, pleasure, pain. It is a close dialogue between the intimacy and the sociability of the woman's experience within the sex market, where sexuality is not only a private issue, but also a cultural and economic one, where a woman can be ordered on a menu.

A physical performance for solo-performer and visual DJ: an integrated language body + sound + images, to reflect on a complex phenomenon from a perspective that dramaturgically places the "micro" experience - individual, intimate, human - and the "macro" - business of the sex, social exclusion, illegality.

The absolute protagonist of the scene is a woman, who speaks through body, through projected images and sound landscapes. The intimacy created on stage continually refers to a broader scenario: that of trafficking, sex market, exploitation and marginalization. The woman on stage moves with the images and voices of millions of women who testify to the same common experience, stratified by the geographical place but sharing a global situation: a certain culture of sex that tends to be violent and leaves marks on the body of those who have passed through it.

The creation of FLESH bases on the recordings of the voices of victims of trafficking and marginalized women encountered during the field research in 2017-2018 in Italy and Austria. Original compositions complete the voice material and merge into a sound design that builds the backbone of the performance.



Artistic direction Angie Rottensteiner

Performance Silvia Ribero

Dramaturgie Veronika Schwarz

Visuals Francesca Centonze

Sounddesign Angie Rottensteiner

Video cut Francesca Centonze

With the voices of Amoru, Betzabel, Blessing, Daniela, Evelyn, Hope, Fatima, Juliette, Messy u.a.

In collaboration with LEFÖ IBF and FOOTPRINT Austria

Supported by im_flieger

A production of BILOURA Intercultural Arts Collective