Three non-professional actors symbolize three social entities on stage: religion, family, and justice. They debate the rise of extremism among contemporary youth. What should we do as a society when someone breaks the social contract? While opposing opinions, movements and emotions are projected on a screen in real-time, the audience helps a fourth actor to complete an equally symbolic sculpture entitled The Birth of Violence.
By juxtaposing these two scenographic layers, The Birth of Violence offers an unbiased philosophical perspective on extremism, on the emotional motives of radicalised youth and on how we show/view the phenomenon in contemporary media.
Ioana Paun (°1948 studied at Goldsmiths University London and UNATC Bucharest. In her practice, she studies (problematic) human behaviour under turbulent circumstances. Paun was nominated for the Cultural Inclusion Awards in 2016 and also coordinates the Performance Programme for the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest.
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