All Eyes On
Teresa Vittucci searches for love and recognition in sex chats and on stage. What does she have to give away to achieve them – and who is really the voyeur here?
Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Stage 1
Language: simple English
21.06. after the performance: Audience discussion with the artist and Penny Rafferty, writer and visual theorist. Chaired by Haiko Pfost, Impulse Theater Festival
A woman on a mirrored platform – unapproachable yet visible to all – to the audience that is there live and equally for the people who have connected by video sex chat. On the stage in the theatre and on the internet she displays what she’s got and what she can do: her body, her singing, skilfully playing with those who are watching. She stages affection, desire and intimacy.
However, the authority of this impressive stage figure appears to be dependent on one condition: recognition by the viewers, live and in the chat window. Who desires whom here? And who has the power? Only if the audience does not avert its gaze can this performance exist, can the “show” go on and the performer assume the place that she has chosen for herself: in the middle of the stage, the centre of attention.
Concept, Performance: Teresa Vittucci
Dramaturgical Consultants: Simone Aughterlony, Marc Streit
Stage Design: Jasmin Wiesli
Technical Direction, Light Design: Benjamin Hauser
Video, Technical Support: Alper Yagcioglu
Production Management & contact for touring enquiries: Elena Conradt, elean[a]produktionsdock.ch
An OH DEAR production in co-production with Tanzhaus Zürich. With support from the City of Zürich Culture Department, Department of Culture Canton Zürich, Fondation Nestlé pour L'Art, Pro Helvetia, Grand Studio Brussels, Südpol Lucerne, Les Urbaines Festival, zürich moves! Festival.
Teresa Vittucci was born in Vienna and studied at the Vienna Conservatoire, the Alvin Ailey School in New York and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance as well as the Master’s programme in Scenic Arts Practice at the Hochschule der Künste in Berne. She is an actor and choreographer and was a regular ensemble member at Staatstheater Mainz. Teresa Vittucci works together with The Loose Collective, Marie Caroline Hominal and Nils Amadeus Lange as well as producing her own projects.