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The Twofold Paradox

Performance · Premiere by Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
In the frame of Open Spaces#3-2018

»The Twofold Paradox« plays with the boundaries between perception, memory and imagination and attempts to manipulate the audience’s perspective. In a timeless, fictional space consisting of two identically furnished rooms, suggestive fragments of movement, light and sound form clues for chains of associations. In her new performance, Mexican choreographer Ixchel Mendoza Hernández creates a series of mysterious situations that confront the viewers with their innermost desires and personal perceptions.

In a collage arranged from uncertain proposals, meaning and logic are never given.

Concept, choreography, performance: Ixchel Mendoza Hernández | Performance: Enrico Ticconi | Sound design: Malu Peeters | Light design, set: Eva G. Alonso | Dramaturgy: Daniel Wittkopp | Artistic advice: Olivia Hyunsin Kim | PR: Lilly Schofield | Production management: M.I.C.A. | Supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández is a Mexican choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She completed her choreography and dance studies at Artez Arnheim in 2007. From 2012 until 2015 she had been engaged in the MA Solo, Dance, Authorship (SoDA) at Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT) in Berlin. During that period she made explorations to provoke the audience to experience a certain kind of 'images' which are not present in vision, nevertheless still present – a phenomena she called 'Visual Ghost'. Her last two works "THE TWOFOLD PARADOX" and "The Reversed Alchemist: Figure 1-3" had premiered in the frame of Open Spaces. As performer she worked together with Kat Válastur, s-h-i-f-t-s, Susanne Kennedy, Clement Layes, Laurie Young, Elpida Orfanidou, among others.