Reality Surfing is a visual performance that offers the audience an alternative model for the coexistence of people and inanimate entities. It discovers new relationships between daily objects through their materiality and presence in a shared space where objects acquire a value equal to that of human bodies. The scenography forges a system that plays by its own rules.
We each assemble our own small world with the knowledge and things available, a shelter against the wind constructed from random fragments of reality. When the wall comes tumbling down, we find ourselves in a scorched landscape where collapsed fragments combine into a new being. If we accept the conditions of this world, we can surf from a cardboard box to a dolphin’s fin. Where are moments of entropy and freedom, no matter if we are locked up, locked down or just among ourselves and our surroundings.
Concept: PYL – Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova, Anna Romanova, Theresa Schrezenmeir
Performance: Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova
Music: Theresa Schrezenmeir
Dramaturgical consultation: Cristina Maldonado
Production: MOTUS – Alfred ve dvoře, Terén, Judita Císařová
Premiere: Prague: 7 October 2021, Alfred ve dvoře; Brno: 18 November 2021, OC Dornych
Thanks: Sodja Zupanc-Lotker, Tomáš Procházka, Lukáš Jiřička, Andrey Dabrakou, Michal Mitro, CEDIT
Supported by: the Capital City of Prague, the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Statutory City of Brno, The State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic, City District Prague 7 / Art District 7, the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague, DAMU
Running time: 60min
Language: No language barriers
PYL is an international collective of artists (Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova, Anna Romanova, Theresa Schrezenmeir) co-creating in the fields of postdramatic theatre, visual arts, sound and intermedia. Their practice explores the boundaries of anthropocentric perception in dialogue with objects and ironic attempts and grasping non-human events. Through DIY methods, recycling and principles of compilation, the group is developing its own visual language that expands the meaning of scenography far beyond the borders of the stage.