Shame On You
performing the worldwide archive of shame
Live performances, Archiving, Storytelling & Workshops on Shame
For some years, artists Trixa Arnold and Ilja Komarov recorded stories on shame. Those are collected in a worldwide archive of shared shame, both online and as a publication. Now, these memories are staged in very informal and small-scale performances around the world.
In May, the duo is bringing "Shame On You" to Rotterdam. As part of the project, WORM will host performances, workshops and an installation that unpack the subject with vigilance and care!
Trixa re-shares the stories in her way, embodying the experienced shame, while Ilja sings songs. Whoever feels like it can accompany them, tell their own story, or just listen and watch.
“Shame can save us from embarrassment. Shame keeps us from total disgrace. It is impeding, it is irritating, it makes us insecure, it can trigger fear, aggression and aggression against oneself. We treat shame as something private, although its causes are social, religious and moral norms and constraints. Shame has many faces and can be passed on for several generations. It settles in our memory. Years, even decades later, we remember when, and where, and why we were ashamed.” Trixa Arnold and Ilja Komarov
We invite you to join us to collectively explore, reflect, share one of the strongest emotions human beings can carry.
LIST OF EVENTS:
13 May – Opening & Performance during KUNSTAVOND
@ Other places
19 May – Performance in Deventer
22 May – Performance in Leeuwarden
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
In the 90s Trixa Arnold and Ilja Komarov were touring Europe with the punk-pop trio Les Halmas. For two years they lived in St. Petersburg/RU and played with Russian musicians from the jazz-, pop- and electronic music scene. They moved to Zurich in 2003 and have been active in the independent theatre scene ever since. Since 2007 they have been bringing theatre projects to the stage together. Music is an important part of all their projects. What they like about theatre is that the physical presence of the actors and the audience is a necessary part of every performance. Their work can also be shown in other venues than theatres. In this way, they can reach audiences that usually do not go to the theatre. The term "contemporary travelling theatre" is an apt description of what they do. They deal with formats that invite the audience to become involved in the exploration of a theme. They live in Zurich.
trailer russian tour 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pCw4PLBQ&t=1s