Luanda Casella, SHORT OF LYING
master beeldende kunsten - autonome vormgeving
Short of Lying is a performance about deception. More specifically, about the relationships between the rhetorical strategies used by bullshitters (in communication media) and unreliable narrators (in literature). In literary criticism, the unreliable narrator is the voice who misrepresents events, usually blurring the realms of ethics, knowledge and perception in highly entertaining ways. In reality, the bullshitter is someone who has no concern with the idea of truth, who involves his audience in a programme of making assertions without paying attention to anything except to what suits one to say. The piece is situated in the conflicting realm of online publishing which since the 90s has been appropriating narrative thinking and storytelling to serve the neoliberal logic.
dramaturgy_ Sébastien Hendrickx
support & residencies: Workspace Brussels, WP Zimmer, Campo, CC de Grote Post, VERBO International Performing Arts Festival (Galeria Vermelho/ São Paulo) and Stad Gent