Irish German artist Mariechen Danz creates performances incorporating strange vocal sounds, pop music-like choruses, oratory remarks, sculptures and costume design together with writings on a wall to convey a sense of who we are as a species. An appreciation of the now extinct Mayan and Aztec cultures is required as she re-interprets their methods of iconic and phonic communication, merging these with representations of our modern day ‘high-tech’ communications to create bizarre rituals which might leave one scratching one’s head upon viewing.
These seemingly senseless performances doesn’t convey a story to the audience per se, but more of an expression of something, pushing the line between art and child’s play. The question to be asked, which happens to be the same question reporters asked when confronted with a Pollock 67 years ago, is, is it random what she does and says on stage, which would mean a child could do it, or is there some sort of logic to it? And what exactly is the ‘mind body problem’ or a ‘womb tomb’ for that matter?