Marko Gutić Mižimakov: Your Sweat Leaves a Strange Metallic Taste on the Air, Young Hunter (2022)
Wednesday, 29 November 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
City Museum lobby
Spectators should bring their own smartphone and headphones to fully experience the performance.
Based on the science fiction queer novel Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984) by gay African-American writer Samuel R. Delany, choreographer Marko Gutić Mižimakov creates a multimedia situation in which various narrative, performative and media traces related to the novel’s motifs unfold.
The show casts the audience as the hunters of Delaney’s novel. The protagonists of the novel embark on a “dragon hunt” using a cybernetic crossbow, which they use to shoot dragons during flight, feeding, or copulation. This act establishes a connection between their sensory system and that of the dragon, allowing them to briefly experience what it feels like to be a dragon. After a full day of hunting, the hunters gather to sing to each other about their hunting experience. In the performance Your Sweat Leaves a Strange Metallic Taste on the Air, Young Hunter however, instead of the cybernetic crossbow, an audio guide serves as the interface, and a conch shell acts as the instrument of hunting. “The narrative progression of hunting, being hunted, and singing about the hunt serves as a framework for various choreographic procedures,” is stated by the creators. Your Sweat Leaves a Strange Metallic Taste on the Air, Young Hunter is a multimedia choreography with a completely refreshing imaginary world that serves as fuel for the performative actions of performers, the spatial relationship between exteriors, interiors and digital screens, and the soundscape that the audience can follow through headphones. The choreography is made up of a fully autonomous imaginary world.
Performed by: Marko Gutić Mižimakov, Lana Hosni, Marin Lemić
Costumes: Dominik Brandibur
Co-production: Marko Gutić Mižimakov, Association of Dance Artist of Croatia
Supported by: Municipality of Zagreb, a.pass – Advance Performance and Scenography Studies Brussels
Duration: 50 min