The Heir

 

The Heir was the result of an investigation of inherited and purchased objects, and the relation of possession I could establish with each one of them. Some important objects were a white shirt, black trousers, a black eye mask, a grey military hat, military black leather boots, and a mattress.

The series of actions took place at a Waxing Gibbous party in a private terrace in Gràcia, Barcelona. The entrance was extremely slow, setting an anxious atmosphere and thus constituting a space of expectation. Ambiguity allowed me not to make any assumption about the audience’s horizon of expectations.

Even though The Heir was phenomenically between physical theatre and contemporary dance, it was instrinsically performative. Indeed, it accomplished an artistic rendition of “separation”, understood by Lacan as the second main operation of the constitution of the subject.

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