Luiz Roque
Mean Time
with Amina Szecsödy


15 September 24, 2 pm and 6 pm  


In English

Venue: KW 4th floor

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<p>Amina Szecsödy, <em>Mean Time</em>, Photo: Nemo Hinders</p>

Amina Szecsödy, Mean Time, Photo: Nemo Hinders


Mean Time is a solo performance that propagates ‘the word’ toward both its emancipatory potential and its abuses of power. Through speech and song, the work’s protagonist, a female oracle, spins a chaotic web of prophecies. Oscillating between agency and self-negation, the oracle herself is an ambiguous figure, providing access to a future via wise and prophetic predictions, while also being a frenzied and possessed woman, often talking in riddles.


The performance is a continuation of Amina Szecsödy’s research into historic notions of the female* body and voice, setting its exploitation and oppression against its subversive expression as a disruptor of power. Rebuilding and hybridising fragments of quotes, overheard conversations, sounds, and articles, she navigates through equations of ethics, perverting the voices of the recent past, the immediate present and monstrous future.


The piece is a new iteration and is presented as part of Berlin Art Week 2024.


Amina Szecsödy (b. 1995, SE/BE) works across theatre, choreography, and visual arts. Her work engages text, sound and the body to draw on elements of pop culture, newspaper articles, cinema and mythmaking. She edits, cuts and pastes dissonant voices and phenomena of the past and the future into the immediate present. Via this process of what she calls ‘siphoning off’, Szecsödy develops new complexities and combinations of language and gesture. Szecsödy holds a BA in Performing Arts from Malmö Theatre Academy and an MA in Choreography and Performance from Giessen University. Recent works and collaborations include SHIATSU (Accelerator) Shadow Text (KAAP, Kunstencentrum Buda, Fondation Perdu & ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts) Mean Time (rile* books, ToR Art Space & Konträr) Operators (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm) the commissioned play Ge mig en fast punkt och jag ska rubba jorden (Teater Västernorrland), Rear Windows (Deutsches Filminstitut Frankfurt) Echoes of you(s) (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Senckenberg museum & WELD), RAUBKOPIE (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm & Thalia Theater, nominated for Körber Studio für Junge Regie). Amina collaborates with artists such as Myriam Lefkowitz, Nikima Jagudajev, Luis Garay, Eoghan Ryan, and Chloe Chignell.


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