Funkenstein (2021)




I gnaw my cursed wings and crash down on an untouched land where I am a monster undercover.
Because of my eyes slanted by your pliers, my gaze is diffracting and releasing a blurred identity.

The starting point here is an assembly between the body, the voice and everyday objects. These materials are often misused, disarticulated and curved, their clattering causing a truncated transmutation.

It is an inaccurately monstrous solo that conjures an aggregate of performative elements, which embody rotting, crappy images, up. It is like an interruption in the middle of a process.

This set of practices and speculations reveals the hypothetical potential of a human physicality that absurdly dodges normativity, as a distortion of legitimacy and as a joke about the dominant ideas in society's unconscious.
My intention is to explore an ambiguity that subverts the prosaic, through a recurring thematic of monsters, these fantastic creatures representing the margins of society, my unconscious and my interiority repressed.

"FUNKENSTEIN" propagates a confused perception and disseminates an affective ambivalence.

Creation and performance
  Kidows Kim
Light Design, Stage Manager  Marie Sol Kim
Executive Production  MÉTÉORES
Production, administration  Charlotte Giteau
Diffusion Clémence Voidies

Coproduction Festival Belluard Bollwerk International

With the support of  Master exerce 2018/2020 ICI-CCN Montpellier Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée,  PAD sur l'invitation de la cie Nathalie Béasse, CND Centre national de la danse dans le cadre d’une mise à disposition de studio

Artistic support  Pauline L.Boulba, DD Dorvillier, Kazuki Fujita, Myrto Katsiki, Jennifer Lacey, Anne Kerzerho, Fuyuhiko Takata and cohue.

First drawing: ©Biki Kim
(page 2) Second photo: ©Lucille Belland
(page 3) text: ©Kidows Kim