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Alphabet is an investigation into the performativity of language produced thanks to the research grant from La Poderosa: espai per la dansa i els seus contaminants and Convent Zero. This performance was premiered in 2017, as part of La Poderosa's In-Prescindibles Programme.

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Research I Performing arts
2016 — 2017

If our relationship with the world necessarily passes through language, the intention of this research is to expose language as a space of estrangement and to practice scenic writing as a dysfunctional and queer sign that situates in an alien space everything that seems common, ordinary and insignificant to us.

From a critical perspective that considers language as a marker of power, we want to question the ideologies and orders inscribed in the word; promoting a space for reflection on the performativity of language: the effects that the figures and categories of language have on reality; with this approach we want to mobilise a space for experimentation around the political possibilities of poetic invention as a disorder of language.

The research project proposes to organise "a foreign language", a particular and strange use of common signs that helps us to re-appropriate language as a space of experience and transformation of the subject. To articulate the research we developed a working methodology based on space, a kind of "t(r)opographic action" that moves the "tropes" or figures of language to the "topoi" or places of space through the body, movement and action.

In order to move through the metaphors and analogies that organise the world, we start from the "alphabet" as a space of organisation and circulation of language, opening up a space of interrogation between things and words.

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