“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.”
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.
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