8 times wilder
A performance by Daniela Marcozzi
Artistic support and co-direction: Tony De Maeyer
Music: Luis De Cicco
Costume: Susanne Kasper
Voice over: Melissa Derio, Daniela Marcozzi
Lights: Paolo Grazzi, Daniela Marcozzi
Funded by NEU START KULTUR BERLIN and GVL.
Supported by Theater Expedition Metropolis Berlin with an artistic residency.
Festival New Narrative, April 23th 2022, h 19:30
Expedition Metropolis Theater, Ohlauer Strasse 41, 10999 Berlin
June 2nd, 3th 2022, h 20:00, Expedition Metropolis Theater, Ohlauer Strasse 41, 10999 Berlin
October 1st 2022, We Love Story, International Festival of Storytelling and Performing Arts, Chania, Greece
The solo-performance 8 times wilder is adialogue between a veterinarian and a beached whale. It is the story of a woman of science - a veterinarian - who is confronted with the cruelty of a delicate decision: whether or not to kill a beached whale.
And if she must kill the whale, then how?
But why kill the whale?
To keep her from suffering?
On what basis can we make such a decision?
In the play, the protagonist experiences the contradictions in one of the many binary worldviews shaping our society: the scientific, positivist, explicable, logical mindset on the one hand, and the magical, spiritual, carnal part, governed by inexplicable forces, on the other.
The woman embodies these contradictions: her body and her story become the place where these extremes meet and act.
The protagonist does not surrender to the need for a simple and immediate answer to the whale-killing dilemma; she dives deep into its complexity, and it is in this very intricate complexity that she finds unconditional love for herself and for whale: an abyss where her soul can still be mirrored.
Where do we bring our soul to recognize itself if not in the belly of the whale?
Artwork of the poster: Nino Eliashvili
Post-production of the poster: Adam Engler