Photographs: 55 by Radouan Mriziga © Benjamin Boar (1),  Sharjah Art Foundation (2)

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Fascinated by an artisan’s gestures in which movement is organized to serve production, Radouan Mriziga uses his body as a tool to play with perspective and audience expectations. What emerges is an ancient symbol bearing new meaning, questioning our fundamental attachment to symbols and their ability to transgress meanings over time. In the artist’s own words: “The starting point of 55 is: how can I be as functional as possible on stage? As a dancer, you constantly ask yourself questions: Is it sufficient? Is this what I want to convey? Is this the right form? What exactly am I doing? What am I making? What do I express? I set out in search of functionality, and the form functionality may adopt. It is an almost architectural approach. I question myself as a performer and as a creator.


CREDITS

Concept and performance
Radouan Mriziga

Assistance
Alina Bilokon


Production
Moussem - Nomadic Arts Centre 


Distribution
Something Great

Administration 
A7LA5

Co-production
C-mine 
WP Zimme

In collaboration with
Cultuurcentrum Berchem
Pianofabriek
O Espaço do Tempo
STUK


Acknowledgements
Moussem team
Alina Bilokon
Youness Khoukhou
Bart Meuleman
Steven De Belder