Par Terre

Par Terre is a performance with two people who mimic the activities on a screen. The performers throw themselves to the floor and seem to produce a self-containing resistance, maybe because of the lack of physical contact between them. The reference to sport is clear and it looks like wrestling – but not quite. By using a sport setting, Par Terre asks how rules and structures can be applied to allow for a way of performing eroticism. How does this erotic element relate to submission and dominance? And how can binaries in power dynamics between audience and performer be undermined?

Performed and developed with: Victoria Kaldan.
Photos by: Christopher Tym & Jarl Therkelsen Kaldan.