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Forced Beauty by T.I.T.S. is an audio-visual performance about power structures, violent aesthetics and the strangeness of empathy.

Welcome to a painful world of love and hate, of endless negotiation, of fascination, pleasure and despair. Two women crave to dominate each other. How “bloody” can a Bloody Marry get?

Forced Beauty by T.I.T.S. was inspired by the (re)presentation of violence in our daily life while exploring power structures and forceful tendencies in relationships while  questioning the representation of women and femininity on stage. T.I.T.S. aim to confront our fascination for violence with research on mirror neurons in the human brain that is closely linked with the audience’s ability for physical empathy.

T.I.T.S uses inspiration from the everyday hateful tirades towards women and the malice in blogs and posts on the Internet which became a fundamental communicative situation in social media. The text of the dialogue is based on internet hate comments towards woman and freely available descriptions of real homicides. The performance is visually strong and at times provocative and dissects, on one hand, the archaic seeming trials of strength between humans and, on the other hand, the exploding phenomena of unrestrained expressions of violence.

Everyday

I think about dying

About disease, starvation

violence, terrorism, war,

the end of the world

It helps

keep my mind off things

Survivor by Roger McGough

Premiere 21st April 2016 in Blå Grotte, Fredrikstad, Norway

 

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