heart piece, 2001

interdisciplinary performance
duration 60’

Creation grant, California Institute of the Arts, U.S., 2000


Based on Heiner Müller’s play by the same name. Müller's drama is taken as a starting point for the development of a performance consisting of fixing two human bodies as elaborate entrées. This culinary ritual makes reference to how primary needs, such as feeding, are refined into sophisticated concepts such as cuisine, love or art through culture. The play, culinary process, and sacrifice ritual follow parallel developing lines showing the fine boundaries between nature and culture, intrinsic aspects of human life.

The music includes electronics and real time sound manipulation.


Special thanks: Marcela Oteíza, co-direction and staging. Luis Fernando Henao, technical assistance.