FLESH is a raw, direct, explicit and outspoken reflection on the female body as an object of trade, exploitation, pleasure and pain. The absolute protagonist of the
scene is a woman, who speaks of her body through her body and what is evoked by it, through images and soundscapes. The intimacy created on stage continually refers to a broader scenario: that of
trafficking, prostitution, exploitation, marginalization. FLESH is a close dialogue between the intimacy and sociality of the experience of women in the sex business, where sexuality is not only
a private affair, but also a cultural, economic fact, determined by the menu on which it is ordered. The woman on stage moves with the images and voices of millions of women who bear witness to
the same common experience, that of a certain culture of sex, which tends to be violent and leaves marks on the bodies of those who have passed through it.
The woman on stage moves with the images and voices of millions of women around the world, who testify to a common experience: that of a certain violent and
patriarchal sex culture, which leaves marks on the bodies of those who pass through it.
An integrated body-sound-image language to talk about a complex phenomenon from a perspective that places the "micro" experience - individual, intimate, human - and the "macro" experience - the
sex market, social marginalization, illegality - in front of each other. The performative development of FLESH moves from the recordings of the voices of trafficking victims and marginalised
women encountered during the field research, which flow into a sound design work that is the core of the performance.
Around this, the visual design continuously creates, transforms, redefines the space around FLESH's body and sound, evoking scenarios that amplify the meanings of the gestural narration.
FLESH was born from the project 5 VOICES FOR 1 that turns around female marginalization: thanks to the support of the Austrian Ministry of Culture and Art, BILOURA interviewed, recorded and
creatively worked with former trafficked women, former prostitutes and marginalised women in general.
Artistic Direction Angie Rottensteiner
Performance Silvia Ribero
Dramaturgie Veronika Schwarz
Visuals Francesca Centonze
Sound design Angie Rottensteiner
Videocut Francesca Centonze
With the voices od Amoru, Betzabel, Blessing, Daniela, Evelyn, Hope, Fatima, Juliette, Messy u.a.
In collaborazion with LEFÖ IBF e FOOTPRINT Austria
Supported by im_flieger
A production of BILOURA Intercultural Arts Collective