Manifestations is a choral performance built on the concept and practice of ‘embodiment’ and transformation of images, texts and sounds. Between sensation and memory, this emancipatory remembrance animates a collage of heterogeneous histories by interweaving traces of the history of Romanian feminism, artistic gestures of the historical avant-garde and musical memories of the past in traditional songs. Between screens and projected images, five dancers create an emotional space where life and art intertwine; it is both a feminist manifestation and an intimate choreography.
Eszter Salamon (°1949, Hungary) is a Hungarian choreographer, artist, and performer who lives and works in Berlin, Paris, and Brussels. Salamon uses choreography to build bridges between media such as image, sound, music, text, voice, and bodily movements. Her creations are often based on particular issues such as hidden power structures sustaining the hierarchical systems of artistic and educational economies of productions. Another field of investigation in Salamon’s work is the relationship between voice, language and movement. Her work has been presented at museums including Centre Pompidou (FR) and MoMA (USA), and events like Holland Festival.
Salamon was recently announced as the winner of the prestigious 2019 Evens Art Prize. The jury recognized Salamon's ambitious and uncompromising work, in which she articulates individual and collective experiences, and investigates what has been forgotten, suppressed and excluded from western consciousness.