FUCK ME BLIND • WORK IN PROGRESS
Inspired by Blue, Derek Jarman's last autobiographical film, Fuck Me Blind is a duo in which the performers share the same pivot point. In the movie, that was shot shortly before his death from complications from AIDS, the director takes on his imminent end as an active vindication of his entire existence. Through the use of Yves Klein's blue, Jarman finds a way to make his body, which has become invisible to the eyes of a puritanical society, a door where the infinite becomes tangible. The monochromatic color becomes the input to begin a tangible research of the body in continuous rotation towards infinity.The dancers draw a veritable map in space, implementing between them dynamics of attraction and repulsion. Eros and Thanatos become the principle of movement, the centrifugal and centripetal force as sexual and mortal drive. The two dancers, serologically discordant, represent the breaking of the chain of invisibility and death associated with HIV. Their dancing bodies enact the same claim to existence as the director. Using the same autobiographical and non-narrative tools as the film, under a psychedelic soundscape of 1980s references, Fuck Me Blind aims to create a hypnotic experience against the backdrop of a homoerotic landscape. In Jarman's film, blue becomes the body, in Fuck Me Blind the dancing body becomes blue.
CONCEPT / DIRECTION
CHOREOGRAPHY / PERFORMANCE
Marco Labellarte & Matteo Sedda
S’ALA Produzione (IT), Fuorimargine - Centro di Produzione di danza e arti performative (IT)
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
FESTIVAL + DE GENRES (FR), Festival Pedra Dura (PT), LILA Cagliari (IT), Aids, archives, and arts assemblies in Belgium (BE), Aids, Who? Arts Festival (BE)