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In March 11th and 12th 2013, Mariana Tengner Barros / EIRA will première STAR DIARIES a collaboration with the polish choreographer Agnieszka Dmochowska. The première will be held in the frame of ImageTanz Festival 2013 in Vienna. 

For the project STAR DIARIES, Polish artist Agnieszka Dmochowska and Portuguese performer and choreographer Mariana Tengner Barros researched intensively at the European Space Policy Institute, an independent and international platform based in Vienna that develops positions and strategies related with issues relevant to Europe’s space activities.
The result is STAR DIARIES, a "sci-fi dance performance".

"You will perhaps understand that at first everything was so strange about me, and my position was the outcome of the relative strangeness of this or that thing about me". (H.G.Wells “The Island of Doctor Moreau)

Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.  (Back to the future) 

Two “evolved” human beings are in an undefined space/time dimension, drifting through the vast dark cosmos. This trip is not after something, nor for any reason in particular. It's more like a proof of paradox, of the absurdity and contradiction of human culture and the nature of organisms.
The two travelers are about to discover other ‘spaces’ connected to old human ideas of "land", "home", "being foreign", "being alien" which will unravel lost and puzzling concepts, such as "belonging" and "ownership"- memories of the material world drifting in space as archeological artifacts of an exhausted language. What would remain of the body and of the language in a post-colonial space odyssey?
Dedicated to John Carpenter. 

A production Fat Sun (Vienna) in coproduction with EIRA (Lisbon), BRUT Wien - Image Tanz Festival  (Vienna) and ESPI European Space Policy Institute (Vienna). 

STAR DIARIES by Agnieska Dmochowska and Mariana Tengner Barros
11th  and 12th of March 2013 | Image Tanz Festival 2013

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