My memory of what happened is not what happened. I am struck with the fact that what happened is more conventional than what I remembered.

John Cage.Composition in retrospect

Paramnesia is a solo performance of Carla Roisin Behal combining mime and visual art. Its a collaboration with scenographer and visual artist Felipe Gonzalez Cabezas. In this piece the focus lies on the search for the meeting point between both disciplines: visual elements, and their relationship with presence and the performer.

My memory of what happened is not what happened. I am struck with the fact that what happened is more conventional than what I remembered.”     John Cage.Composition in retrospect

What if this scenario would be NOT REAL? Where are the borders of this world? How can we create a gap in that space, and start imagining what could happen then.

Paramnesia is a memory disorder where dreams and fantasies may be confused with reality. It pertains the delusional belief that a place or location has been duplicated, existing in two or more places simultaneously, or that it has been ‘relocated’ to another site. An attempt to dive into the supervisible world of a person

In Paramnesia performer Carla Róisín Behal and scenographer Felipe Gonzáles Cabezas research into the concepts of supervisible reality and contemplation to discover where different realities and perceptions meet. Inspired by the works of Borremans, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Paramnesia sets out on a course in which minimalist classical mime and the vibrant universe of a typical 17th century tableau unveil some of the violent truths stored deep within a human psyche.

Concept/performance: Carla Ròisìn Behal

Scenography: Felipe González Cabezas

Advisors: Fried Mertens, Loes van der Pligt

 

Performances

  • 20/21/22 February 2014: Paramnesia performance. Collaboration with scenographer Felipe Gonzalez Cabezas. De Theaterschool, Ams.
  • 15/16 April 2014: Paramnesia. Playtime Festival. Frascati 4, AMS.

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