“Body’s Law” is a performance about the transition of the body from the state of detention in a jail to the state of reintroduction in the social body.
Vincenzo Fiore Marrese, Body’s Law © Marrese
The performance was created after reading a document handed out to the correctional populations in the United States. The document is a handbook for people getting out from prison for their reintroducing in the community.
The performance is focussed on the body’s movement. A performer extract some noises from the environment through a device that generates sounds in real time converting movements into sound. At the same time the performer interacts with words. There are some words extracted from some phrases that represent the tips found inside the handbook.
The performance wants to raise some questions and reflections in the audience.
What is the state of a body cut from the community or totally isolated from other bodies? What is the state of the body during its transition from a physical constraint to its reintroduction in the community? Is it a state of fear? Is it a state related to the necessity of being a new public persona? What happens to the body when it is reintroduced in the community? Is there a codified law that the body's behaviour must display in the community? How does it reintegrate with others bodies? Is the social body existence real?
The original sounds composed for Body’s Law (sample).
Vincenzo Fiore Marrese, Musical composition for Body’s Law (sample)