Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90065 mastonfig@gmail.com


Seed Eaters (Spelen), 2018, installation & performance, 60 minutes
in collaboration with Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
with Sarah Bekambo, Hein van den Brempt, Ann Bries, Dennis Mensah, Zakaria Ridouani, Wouter Tran & Astrid Waterinckx
Music: Vincent Caers
Garments: Nicolette Henry
Performed and Subtitled in English & Dutch
Co-production: The Grazer Kunstverein, steirischer herbst 2017, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France; Playground (STUK & M, Leuven, Belgium)

The Seed Eaters (Spelen) is a deconstructed theater piece consisting of twelve short scenes played by local residents. The ‘actors’ activate sculptural scenes, which are illuminated one after the other using stylized scripts, edible props and loosely choreographed gestures. They change roles and language, and experiment with dramatic modes to sketch a fragile portrait of human relationships. In an eternal loop, of sorts, they make visible that which connects us and drives us apart again. After the live performance, visitors are invited to play the roles themselves and recreate a personalized version of the piece.