Question the nature of sexual norms. What Do You Mean, “Normal”? Society still places a heavy burden on people whose sexuality falls outside of what’s seen as “normal.” Sx-Fi challenges the idea that sexual norms are absolute or unchanging.
_ Approach & Solution
The Sx-Fi project was created by four residents from the LGBTQ+ community and supporting allies, who have formed the collective AMMZ Lab.
The audience is invited to enter a room in which a dancer is moving around against a background of sounds and images. The dancer’s costume reveals an indefinable human creature, and the spectators interact with the dancer’s performance using augmented reality (AR). Images are projected while recordings of speculative stories about sexuality are played. The stories are based on possible scenarios drawn from earlier workshops, which use a pack of cards to encourage participants to use their imagination and break free of contemporary normality, in order to create “sexuality-fictions.”
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover. The costume design represents a creature with an abstract form rather than a recognizable and defined body shape. The movement of a fluid and formless body allows us to reflect on the notions of sexual norms in the future. Time, space and the choreography’s dynamics are all key elements providing the audience with a new perception of what normality could look like in the future.