November 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 2020, ZUERICH
OIL was commissionned by Valérie Reding to create a live video experience based on the performance piece „m.a.d.“. The performance explores the collective body of four performers and their deviance from the norm. Together they venture a shared vulnerability and, strengthened by this newfound unity, they set out to disrupt the vicious cycle of discrimination, hatred and violence. Through choreography and sound the four protagonists attempt to transform the martial meaning of m.a.d. ("mutually assured destruction") into “mutually affirmed deviance” – into a daring "yes!" in celebration of the body and of their common breakout from its alienating socializations.
Video : Nora Smith and Mahalia Giotto