Events: Futur.Shock Strange Attractor 3-Purge at FOLD London, δημοσίευση CLOT Magazine [9/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
London’s experimental live sound and performance monthly night at FOLD Futur.Shock is back with the new season’s 3rd chapter, Purge.
Collectively over the last few years, we have all felt the rapid pace of extreme change. This accelerated pace of change has invaded our political, home, working, & social lives as well as our collective psyches, institutions and culture. This period has forced us to try to comprehend the more existential aspects of existence. Chapter 3 aims at a type of psychological and political purging. Through expanded performance, ritualistic transformation, and emotionally charged live sets, the audience collectively will partake in a purification.
Renowned Bulgarian-French philosopher and critic Julia Kristeva, in her Powers of Horror: Essay on Abjection, identifies this sort of phenomenon as “purifying the abject,” arguing that it lies at the heart of the artistic experience, which is rooted in the abject it utters and by the same token purifies. The abject for Kristeva is closely tied both to religion and to art: “The various means of purifying the abject, make up the history of religions, and end up with that catharsis par excellence called art.
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