The key point is not to see nihilism as a point of crisis and get hystericalabout it: rather, learn to see it as a speculative opportunity, or vector ofintellectual and artistic discovery. We live in the 21st century, not at theend of the 19th century: the end of the world has come and gone already.Japanese word indicating outburst; it describes a sudden loss of rationality.
KIRERU performance is a machine that is meant to devour anything that is produced by our western culture.
There is too much of forms and namesAnd we are hungry predators with a boundless appetite for sublime food.We are melancholiacs hysterically consuming ourselves.This world is our appetite, there to be eaten.We are ready to discard anything that comes from overproduction of art, objects, ideas.
To establish absolute absence, to elevate nothingness, to seek the negative of our (European)
civilization/culture wading in junk.We will strip away and devour until nothing remains
And we start by devouring all your horsesWe devour all CentaursWe eat Pegasus and Odin's horse.and all 4 horses of Apocalypse.We devour all mythological horses, all horses of ancient world and middle age,We devour modern, postmodern, and futurist's horses.We eat all horses of contemporary world.We eat all horse-power of all machinesWe devour horses of all riding sculptures and all paintingsWe devour war and peace, because without horse we would not go to war, and without horse the business would not move.We devour horses, and when we can not eat them anymore,We will make horse sausages.And with those we will feed you, those you will eat until you reach the limit of fullness, outburst/Kireru.We ate all horses.We ate your horses.Horses of past, future, allBecause you appreciate them more than your generationYou are building richness, not your mankind.We take away your culture!!!
Directing & Choreography: RootlessRoot (Linda Kapetanea / Jozef Fruček)Music by: John ParishLive Music: John Parish and his Band
VisualConcept: RootlessRoot & Paris MexisSet Design: Paris Mexis COSTUME Design: Isabelle Lhoas & Frederick DenisDramaturgy: Martin KubranLight Design: Lefteris PavlopoulosCreated and performed by: Emilios Arapoglou, Paul Blackman, KONSTANTINA EFTHIMIADOU, Annamari Keskinen, Daniel Raček, Manuel Ronda, Diogenis Skaltsas, Aggeliki TrompoukiMusicians: John Parish (guitars, keyboards), Jean Marc Butty (drums, keyboards), Giovanni Ferrario (bass, keyboards, guitar), Jeremy Hogg (guitars)Sound Engineer for John Parish Band: Marco TagliolaProps development: Iliana SkoulakiTechnical Director: Manolis VitsaxakisSound Engineer for Rootlessroot: Kostis PavlopoulosSet Design Assistants: Manto Psychountaki & Afroditi Chatzisokrati
Graphic Design by: BeetrootVideo editing: Maria Athanasopoulou
PRODUCTION OF ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE