2012

There is too much of forms and names.
And 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 horses.
We devour all Centaurs.
We 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 machines.
We devour horses of all riding sculptures and all paintings.
We 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 cannot 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, all.
Because you appreciate them more than your generation.
You are building richness, not your mankind.
We take away your culture!!!

The key point is not to see nihilism as a point of crisis and get hysterical about it: rather, learn to see it as a speculative opportunity, or vector of intellectual and artistic discovery. We live in the 21st century, not at the end 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.

Directing and choreography
ROOTLESSROOT (LINDA KAPETANEA/JOZEF FRUČEK)

Music by
JOHN PARISH

Live music
JOHN PARISH AND HIS BANDVISUAL

Concept
ROOTLESSROOT and PARIS MEXIS

Set design
PARIS MEXIS

Costume design
ISABELLE LHOAS and FREDERICK DENIS

Dramaturgy
MARTIN KUBRAN

Light design
LEFTERIS PAVLOPOULOS

Created and performed by
EMILIOS ARAPOGLOU, PAUL BLACKMAN, KONSTANTINA EFTHIMIADOU, ANNAMARI KESKINEN, DANIEL RAČEK, MANUEL RONDA, DIOGENIS SKALTSAS, AGGELIKI TROMPOUKI

Musicians
JOHN PARISH (guitars, keyboards), JEAN MARC BUTTY (drums, keyboards), GIOVANNI FERRARIO (bass, keyboards, guitar), JEREMY HOGG (guitars)

Sound engineer for John Parish Band
MARCO TAGLIOLA

Props development
ILIANA SKOULAKI

Technical director
MANOLIS VITSAXAKIS

Sound engineer for RootlessRoot
KOSTIS PAVLOPOULOS

Set design assistants
MANTO PSYCHOUNTAKI and AFRODITI CHATZISOKRATI

Graphic design
BEETROOT

Video editing
MARIA ATHANASOPOULOU

Production
ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE