In the frame of 9. Tanznacht Berlin 2016
In her new work, Arantxa Martinez creates innovative creatures out of images, devices and bodies. Martinez’s sensorial preoccupation with the body and its representational context has influenced her definition and perception of bodies themselves. She directs her interest toward hybrid forms and their ability to integrate and dissolve the idea of identity. In "Très bien éclairé”, her body emerges as a product of its own fiction and with its presence, transcends beyond itself.
Concept and Performance: Arantxa Martínez in collaboration with Sonia Noya and André Uerba | With support from María Jerez and her project What is third, Paz Rojo and the festival „Que puede un cuerpo“ (Madrid), Bulegoa (Bilbao), 3AM (Berlin) and Anto Rodríguez, Antonio Peñuelas, Carme Torrent, Chus Dominguez, Cristina Bustos, Diego Agulló, Elena Aitzkoa, Idurre Azkue, Ismael Peñuelas, Lola Rubio, Luca S, Quim Bigas Bassart and Silvia Zayas, William Wheeler, and Tanznacht Berlin.
Arantxa Martinez is a performer and choreographer based in Berlin since 2003. Her work concerns itself with identification and exchange processes between the body and its surroundings and investigates performativity in relation to these processes. Her projects include “Très bien éclairé“ (2015), “Emisiones Cacatúa. Special Issue,“ a radio project in collaboration with Nilo Gallego (2012), “The Present,“ in collaboration with Lola Rubio (2010/2012), “al oeste del Pecos“ (2007), “J, a folk-striptease in 4" (2007), “Trofeo“ (2003), “de l’impatience de celui qui regarde dormir,“ in collaboration with Remi Héritier (1999).