In Beyond The Overflow, art does its striptease. Body at work, body for sale, worked body, the performer is both an art object and a place crossed by desire: an object of multiple transactions.
Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe continues her series Speech of Love. In Fragment d’un discours amoureux, the philosopher Roland Barthes approaches the emotions of the subject in love. In the chapter “Lunettes noires”, he describes that the lover must, to a certain extent, hide from the beloved the turbulences of their passion: their desires, their distresses, in short, their excesses.
Let’s take Barthes against the grain: let’s let the fury of the market boil over, let’s give free rein to the energies hidden behind the scenes, let’s talk frankly and without coquetry.
Imagination and adrenalin mingle with the extreme fatigue after the show. Between exaltation and a response to the feeling of loneliness, bodies and hearts beat and intertwine.
Artistic concept, artistic direction: Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
Development and performance: Raphaël Michon, Steven Ralph, Aaron Nora Scherer, Franck Edmond Yao alias Gadoukou la Star, surprise guests
Music, Composition: Ursula Winterauer
Light design: Svetlana Schwin
Video: Eduardo Triviñio-Cely
Stage design: Rimma Elbert
Costumes: Rimma Elbert, Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
Dramaturgy: Leila Vidal Sephiha, Benoît Jouan
Research: Oscarine Bosquet, Benoît Jouan
Production: Indra Jäger
Casting assistance: Aaron Nora Scherer
Online communication: François Tambwe
Video documentation: David Pujadas Bosch
Photo documentation: Corinne Rusch
Music/Songs: Gadoukou la Star, “Polié” – Black Culture Dance” (Musical arrangement: Lassehi Woody Hillel a.k.a. Mr le Juif), Gadoukou la Star and Lassehi Woody Hillel a.k.a. Mr le Juif (Instrumental o.T).
Arrangements of the following pieces: The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody”, Sun City Girls “Vine Street Piano” (Orchestral), Gabriel Fauré “Après un rêve”
In the video: Sergei Prokofiev, “Waltz from War and Peace” (feat. Hvorostovsky and Mataeva)
Produced by: Dig Up Productions
In collaboration with: Red Edition
Co-production: ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Werk X Vienna
Supported by: MA 7 City of Vienna Culture, Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport.
Many thanks to: La Fleur, Sunny Jana, Helmut Lenhardt, Aaron Désor, METRO Kinokulturhaus/Filmarchiv Austria