bangaloREsident@1 Shanthi Road

The artist group bösediva is looking for a new mix of the devices of theatre and the visual arts. The work focusses on freedom and dissidence in western societies. One of the main subjects of  research is the tension between the romantic impulses of narrative in theatre and literature and the supposed purity of the art object as an object to project onto and a commodity. Other subjects were the blurring of the boundaries between the sexes, the male and female body and their representations.
bösediva utilises performance art, sculpture, video- and sound-installation. Beauty is on display, often in huge intricately designed spaces, but it is not meant to overpower. bösediva insists on offering spectators an aesthetic experience which can also be experienced as alienating, and aims at giving spectators the highest possible amount of autonomy to design their own experience.
Elisa Duca and Robin Detje are bösediva.
Elisa @ Orientation week © Charlotte von Thaden Elisa Duca has worked as a classical actress and has a degree in theatre from the DAMS-Institute at the University of Bologna. Following numerous independent theatre and performance projects in Italy and Germany (with “Einstürzende Neubauten”, among others) she worked as assistant director with Meg Stuart at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. She teaches and coaches young adults and adults in performance art techniques, at Maxim Gorki Theater, Deutsches Theater and University of the Arts in Berlin, among others.
Robin Detje is a trained actor. For many years he worked as a critic, for DIE Robin @ Orienatation week © Charlotte von Thaden ZEIT, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Berliner Zeitung, among others. He is the author of Castorf – Provokation aus Prinzip (Berlin 2002) . Besides his work as an artist, he is also a literary translator (of Kiran Desai, Gary Shteyngart, William T. Vollmann, among others) and was awarded the Leipzig Book Fair Prize in 2014.
Since 2009, bösediva has presented work in Berlin at Sophiensaele, LEAP and silent green Kulturquartier, als well as nationally and internationally (at SET UP Art Fair, Bologna, IT, the Santarcangelo Festival, IT; zeitraumexit, Mannheim; PATHOS München; scatolabianca, Milan and Venice, IT, among others). bösediva has received funding from Bezirk Oberbayern, NPN and Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
For the duration of the bangaloREsidency, bösediva will be working on a project at the boundaries of Performance Art and Land Art, PROCESSING is about establishing a new order which does and does not make sense – much the same way poetry tries to make sense by establishing its very own rules of language The work is about the constant production and deletion of images, about the becoming of things and their infinite possibilities.

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