Unknown aesthetics and noncommunication from within an indeterminate space
This performance brings forth a sense of the absurd by excavating the otherworldly terrain of the consciousness, which is manifested through dramatic movements and the act of pushing the body to its next dimension.
I am deeply motivated by the willingness to unveil the aesthetics of the 'unknown', which is not communicable, as such, falls within the category of Noncommunicable Art.*
So, it is not important to decipher the rhythm or rhythmlessness of the act, on which it is based. Rather, I would like to call your attention to its organic process, so that you too are able to get into its grooves. What I trashed is the allergic quality of communication that thrives within the authoritarian boundary of pragmatism – the generic space-time conglomerate of our time.
In the name of communication, more often than not, we tend to stifle our primordial habits. The cliché of a concept which is 'understanding', is the direct result of the surface-level scheme of things. The 'manufactured world reality' has led us to this useless idea of 'communicability'. My intention is to delve into the reality of free-flowing, primal mind and instinct, which usually remain submerged deep inside our shallow, logical mind-games that we tend to play to perpetuate 'the politics of reality'.
This performance negates this particular brand of politics which hinges itself on the 'politics of sanity', a structure which has been created to protect power and its subservient consumer capital. The social web where truth and falsehood commingle, establishes a regime of production without substance, without true present or future, leading to a continuous flow of advertisement of that trashy life and politics.
I would like to introduce the Aesthetics of the Unknown which has the potential to create new language, signs, new productivity, new body or biology, and also matter, and even new metaphysics, spirituality and its attendant revolutionary acts.
* Art is a form of noncommunication, as it shares no kinship whatsoever with propaganda or advertisement. And all forms of noncommunication are related to "communion" – the primal form of bond, between matter and mind, humans and their world as well as the created and the creator.
Ronni Ahmmed's performance was a major part of the launch event of Depart, January 2010. Reetu A Satter, a theatre activist and a talented performer, collaborated with the artist who made her 'express the unknown through this postnationalist, postindustrial performance.'