THE B-SIDE

2019

“Leave this Europe where they are never done talking of Man, yet murder men everywhere they find them, at the corner of every one of their own streets, in all the corners of the globe. For centuries they have stifled almost the whole of humanity in the name of a so-called spiritual experience. Look at them today swaying between atomic and spiritual disintegration.”

Frantz Fanon

 

With his body as a locus, Rodrigo expands explicitness into an aesthetic, investigating straightforward language, gore-pornographic visuality and decolonization as a process of violence, all within an intense body research made from impulses of iconoclasm, indigestion, mutilation, blood and sex.

Opened the work in process at Worm (Rotterdam) in April 2019 and presented at DAS Theatre Amsterdam in May 2019. Together with “The Furious Rodrigo Batista (Side A)” he will present “The B-side” at Spielart Festival in Munich in November 2019.

Credits

Conception and Performance: Rodrigo Batista

Text: Rodrigo Batista quoting Frantz Fanon, The Fugees, Juliano Gomes, Thais Di Marco, Heiner Müller, Nicole Oliveira, Iggy Pop and Rihanna

Video design: Rodrigo Batista

Sound design: Cainã Vidor and Rodrigo Batista

Light design: Jãnis Balodis

Collaboration in dramaturgy: Thais Di Marco and Fabien Marcil

Advisors: Joachim Robbrecht, Katerina Bakatsaki, Thais Di Marco and Aitana Cordero

Co-production: Das Theatre Amsterdam

Ph. Thomas Lenden. Das Theatre