Lydia Mc Glinchey
Feral is a series of four staged landscapes which assume contrastingly different imaginaries of body and place. The notion of charge is used to style the bodies movements and presences. Handcrafted textiles create a series of scenographic propositions, each one exerting a texture and perspective, the gaze is tied in, drawn out, obstructed.
This work is a possible reading of feralness contra to ecological re-wilding trends which seek authenticity, and natural purity. Rather this work poses feralness as unhealed, polluted, charged, hollowed out, displaced.
The stage becomes a void, an opulent dumpsite, a synthetic desert, a horizon. The performers become screeches, deviant figures, inanimate, hollowed out surfaces. The apparatus of the theatre is used to create an experience of suspension, rather than instruction.
Lydia Mc Glinchey (°1998) was born in Sydney, Australia, and is currently living in Brussels. She is a dancer and performance maker. She also weaves textile pieces, which she uses as scenography. She studied in P.A.R.T.S for five years where she received her MA in choreography and training in dance.
Lydia has worked with Alix Eynaudi on her project Noa+Snow presented in Tanznacht Berlin and Wien Modern. Additionally she has made contributions to the final publications of the Noa+Snow book/catalogue which launched at the Austrian Museum of Folk Art in Vienna and published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE. She performs in The Honey House by Nathan Ooms, which was selected for Het theatre festival and presented in Ghent International Festival at CAMPO, as well as in the Love At First Sight Festival in Antwerp. Lydia has worked with Simon Van Schuylenbergh on his project Ne Mosquito Pas which was presented in Decoratelier and De Singel in 2022.