Cutting mushrooms (2023)




Influenced by the cyberpunk film "Tetsuo: The Iron Man" (1989) directed by Tsukamoto Shinya, “CUTTING MUSHROOMS” makes a thwarted transformation of the body visible. In this incompleteness, a strangely inexact figure appears and radiates a sensible confusion. This mutating sculpture mixes recognizable objects and assorted fabrics that compose an abstract mythological language.

I enter into a movement in perpetual continuity, a "walk" that explores the (de)construction of the figure. I wander constantly, getting caught up in the questions around my identity, never fixed, constantly shaped by the violence of an inhospitable environment. I externalize the sensation of fear which it is impossible to react to.

"CUTTING MUSHROOMS" is a solo that gives birth to an inconstant monstrosity by drooling on the traces of an ambiguous presence.
My transformation here is a personal resistance that expresses the frustration caused by compromise. I begin to paint a vision of my intuitive and visionary dystopian world. But beyond an individual imagination, this process reveals another monstrosity, evoking the conflicts at work in our society.

Conception, choreography and performance  Kidows Kim
Scenographic and artistic collaboration  Hubert Crabière
Costume design and artistic collaboration Josiane Martinho
Light Design and artistic collaboration Marie-Sol Kim
Artistic dialogue Ji-Min Park, Kazuki Fujita, Lucille Belland, Pauline L. Boulba, Daniel Lühmann

Executive production  MÉTÉORES
Administration, Production  Charlotte Giteau
Diffusion Clémence Voidies

Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans dans le cadre de l’accueil- studio ; ICI-CCN Montpellier – Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée - Direction Christian Rizzo dans le cadre de l’accueil-studio ; La Place De La Danse Cdcn Toulouse Occitanie, Workshop Foundation, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Life Long Burning et le Programme Creative Europe de la Commission européenne, Be my guest – réseau international pour les pratiques émergentes / Belluard Bollwerk International, Centre National de Danse - CND Pantin

With the support of the DRAC Ile-de-France for the choreographic project

Residency   Kunstencentrum Buda, Workspacebrussels,
La Briqueterie CDCN Val de Marne,
Kinosaki International Arts Center, Belluard Bollwerk International


(page 1,2) photo ©Hubert Crabières
(page 3,4,5,6) photo ©Jonas Verbeke
(page 7,8,9,10) Photo ©Julie-Folly
texte drawing ©Kidows Kim