A work about light reflections for two naked bodies


Darkness. Two bod­ies illu­mi­nat­ed in frag­ments. Naked Body and Reflections is a study on mate­ri­al­i­ty, per­cep­tion and form, cre­at­ing images that appear and dis­ap­pear in a game of light in dark­ness across the sur­face of the body.

With small light sources and reflec­tive mate­r­i­al, frac­tions of the bod­ies become vis­i­ble for a short time. With each new illu­mi­na­tion, the body grad­u­al­ly folds and unfolds, and reflec­tive mate­r­i­al becomes vis­i­ble in the crease of an elbow, the back of a knee, in between the fin­gers. The body becomes a can­vass for the reflec­tion of the oth­er, as well as a source of reflec­tion that projects on the other.

In Naked Body and Reflections, we cre­ate a strong con­nec­tion between the body and light reflec­tions. Abstract light forms are pro­duced as prim­i­tive forms, ani­mat­ed ances­tral signs that evoke the myth of cre­ation, across a body brought to the clos­est prim­i­tive form: nakedness.

A per­for­mance which tears the view­er out of the every­day hus­tle and bustle. 

Vesna Mlakar, Abendzeitung München

From & with: Alfredo Zinola & Maxwell McCarthy

Music: Emanuele Porcinai

Assistant: Micaela Kühn Jara

A pro­duc­tion by Alfredo Zinola with Theater HochX.
Supported by Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München.

Practical Info:

  • 2 per­sons on tour
  • 2 hour build up
  • No light requirements
  • Complete dark­ness required