Performing Geopolitics: crowdfunding campaign for the NME performance at the EU Parliament
April 15, 2016 | NME Internal Press
We are happy to announce the launch of a fundraising campaign for our next project: NME @ EU Parliment | Performing Geopolitics; the performance of an original work, titled Circular Exclusion, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The will be premiered during the European Youth Event (on 20th and 21st May). Our proposal has been praised with enthusiasm by several people involved in the event’s organisation, including EU Parliament vice-president Sylvie Guillaume.
Circular Exclusion targets the most important topic of social clashes and aims to enact their emergence as a consequence of inequality. Performers will have to run and sing in a circular movement, without using anything but their own bodies and voices. They will directly experience the struggle of maintaining a uniform pace under unequal conditions, showing how the system, which can be either a social or performantive structure, may affect human beings in their very psycho-physical dimension.
The piece is devised to be interactive, with no phisical or performative boundaries between performers and audience. Anyone could happen to find themselves in the middle of it and to be incentivised to acknowledge their own role as potential participants. Some may step back and observe; some may engage with the work and conform to its rules; some may enact changes to the very unfolding of the piece; some may try to stop it. This aims to foster the idea that “there is no outside” and everyone always has some potential to act upon the now; a concept that applies itself to the broader domain of contemporary social dynamics.
Circular Exclusion challenges the “lone-wolf” narrative and the tendency to costrue social conflicts as solely depending on some people’s violent behaviour. To perform at the European Parliament is a great opportunity for us to bring our work to the attention of people who are entitled a great amount of political power. It would enable us to express our voice within a most relevant dialogue of today’s, granting our endeavour social effectiveness beside its artistic quality.
We would like to ask you all to contribute to the project’s financial costs, as we are receiving no funding from official institutions. All expected expinditures are reported on the campaign webpage. We would really like to be able to carry our work to its best accomplishment and to pay for the labour its realisation requires.
If you wish to receive a complete breakdown of our project’s expenditure, please feel free to request it. We will be happy to send it to you via email. You can donate for this project via our crowd funding campagin:
Rodrigo B. Camacho | project manager, composer, performer
Sara Rodrigues | artistic director, composer, performer
Mahsa Salali | performer, events & publicity manager
Gabriele Cavallo | editorial director
Roxanna Albayati | performer, general manager
Nicole Trotman | performer
Stirling Copland | performer
Marat Ingeldeev | performer
Harvey Lancaster Rous | performer
Ezra Lloyd-Jakson | camera operator & designer
Jaime Gil Larios | film director & camera operator