Techno Burlesque: Image Snatchers, Production: Emanat, 2013, Photo by Nada Žgank

image snatchers performance

Frau Strapatz is a character, a programme announcer who produces inconsistent gibberish in The Image Snatchers a techno burlesque that mocks the rigidity of social roles, human self-sufficiency, pretension. Performativity of the body in the gaps between silence and sound, shyness and excess, commonness and bizarre humour. Travesty of body and spirit as a sociopolitical liberation.

Technoburlesque is an intersection of programme/cybernetic code and subjectivity; a laying bare of the physical and emotional body indivisibly bound up with the information matrix of contemporaneity.

I am riddled with ambivalence. I am both the rule and its exception, the law and its outcast, the doctor and the hysteric, I cannot be one without the other. I do not reject the images that consume me. I become them.
— Mady Schutzman

Edited by Maja Delak in KdenLife, camera Toni Poljanec, 17th November, 2013 @ Gromka Theatre

[upcoming events]
11th October, 2014 at City of Women Festival, Ljubljana, SI
20th November, 2014 at 21:00, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
4th December, 2014 in Maribor, Si

[past events]
25th September, 2014 at 21:00, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
28th August, 2014 at 22:00, Klub Gromka, Young Lions Festival, Ljubljana, SI
29th May, 2014 at 21:00, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
5th April, 2014 at 20:00, 44. teden slovenske drame, Stolp Škrlovc, PG Kranj, SI
3rd April, 2014 at 21:00, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
19th December, 2013, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
17th November, 2013, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
29th May, 2013, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
24th April, 2013, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI

[creators and performers]
Feminalz: Crucial Pink, Mad Jakale, Mathilde Buns, Tristan Bargeld, Frau Strapatz, H.P.D. (hormonal perturbator in decay)
Guests: Cica-San, Aphra Tesla Operating System, Shiva the Godess of Gandja, Rebellious KITCH Conroversy
Costumes: Urška Recer
Make-up: Tina Prpar (Tinka Pobalinka)
Glasba: Nova deViator
Video: WNDV
Texts: Saša Rakef, Frau Strapatz
Design: Saša Kerkoš
Producer: Saša Rakef, Dare Pejić
Production: EMANAT, Institute for development and affirmation of dance and contemporary art

Produkcija: Emanat
In collaboration: Klub Gromka, Maska
Thanks: Projekt Atol
Financially supported: Ministry of Culture RS, City Municipality of Ljubljana

Technoburlesque: Image Snatchers / Tatovi podob, Feminalz in drugi tehnobacili blog