Artist talk Melati Suryodarmo (EN)
Come discover the visually striking universe of world-renowned choreographer and performer Melati Suryodarmo. She will talk about herself, her art and her new creation Tomorrow, as Purposed.
“The world that inspires me to move my thoughts is the world inside me. The body becomes like a home which functions as a container of memories, a living organism. The system inside the psychological body that changes all the time has enriched my idea to develop new structures of attitude and thoughts. I try to perceive my surroundings as fact of the real presence of the now, but considering the path of its history. I try to understand the languages that are not spoken, and open the door of perceptions. I respect the freedom in our minds to perceive things coming through our individual sensory register system.
Crossing the boundaries of cultural and political encounters has been a challenge that stimulates me discovering new identification. An effort to find identity is yet a dangerous act of losing the ground of origin. For me, the process of making artwork is a life long research that never stops me to put myself inside the metamorphic constellation. I intend to touch the fluid border between the body and its environment through my art works. I aim to create a concentrated level of intensity without the use of narrative structures. Talking about politics, society or psychology makes no sense to me if the nerves are not able to digest the information. I love it when a performance reaches a level of factual absurdity.”- Melati Suryodarmo -