A collaboration between visual artist Alex Avgud & choreographer Antonin Rioche.

The search for embodiments of compliance to contemporary power structures.

Taking as a starting point the WWI phenomenon of shell shock a type of post-traumatic stress disorder we’ve researched how the body reacted to the horrors experienced by the mind. And then tried to find modern interpretations of the poisonous effects media scaremongering has onto the 21st-century man.

How can the body manifest itself as a political instrument when it’s not anymore expected to rot in the trenches, but rather patiently sit in front of the screen?

And to what extent are we compliant to our own oppression if we knowingly feed the machines and algorithms and therefore those in power with all the information they ask for?

video link : https://vimeo.com/283781266/0e7d26e284