This stereotype is deconstructed throughout the performance, drawing attention to the fact that the classification of other cultures as “exotic” is inferiorizing and strictly an imperial privilege.
EXOTICA addresses subjects such as sexual tourism and traffic of human beings, the primitive art movement, the new african-american "heritage tourism", etc. On stage, the performer builds a fairy tale with dialogues between twelve different characters. Equipped with electronic devices, she operates (live) soundscapes of tropical forests, rain, beaches and birds, which are integrated in a surround system.
EUROPALIA INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL / DE SINGEL (Antwerpen); DE CENTRALE (Gent); ZUIDERPERSHUIS (Antwerpen); DE MARKTEN (Brussels); DE WERF (Brugge); KORTRIJK SCHOUWBURG (Kortrijk)