_Performance work for the theater by Lydia McGlinchey_
Feral is a series of four staged landscapes which assume contrastingly different imaginaries of body and place. This work invites the spectators to observe the transformations of each landscape over the duration of the performance. Feral works towards corrupted, filthy, excessive, toxic, monstrous, ruined, horrific, fractured, and glamorous landscapes. It explores the notion of ‘charge’ as a way to style the body’s movements and presence. Lydia McGlinchey has developed textile pieces used as scenographic objects, paying close attention to texture, and the production of different volumes/perspectives.The stage becomes a void, an opulent dumpsite, a synthetic desert, a horizon. The performers become screeches, deviant figures, inanimate, hollowed out surfaces. Feral employs the theatre’s potential to create an experience of suspension, rather than instruction.