OUR TRUE FEELINGS
Our True Feelings is the third in the trilogy of Etudes in Tension and Crisis.
How do we know how we really feel? how can we tell how other people are feeling? do we always tell the truth about how we feel? do we always want to know how others are feeling?
We take a view of emotions as messy, intangible, dirty
things responsible for both the embarrassments and horrors
of human existence, as well as for its colour and
gratification. Drawn from a collaboration with
neuroscientist Dr Guido Orgs, Our True Feelings presents
findings from cognitive psychological research, examining
how humans react, escape, confront, and are duped and
seduced by our feelings. Intersecting and colliding with
this are performance demonstrations of charged emotional
states with images and sounds of travelling vapours.
The result is a curious hybrid where performers that seem
to be animating text gradually transform, sliding into their
own compelling language and revealing an emotional physicality that raises more questions than answers. The tension becomes palpable as the safe rug of scientific knowledge slips from under the audience's seats.
See what people have said about Our True Feelings here - http://totaltheatre.org.uk/david-somlo-mandala-dog-kennel-hill-project-our-true-feelings/
Our True Feelings exists as a lecture version that involves audiences in experiments and discussed declaration of their feelings about emotions under certain conditions. We also created a more theatrical version commissioned by The Yard Theatre for NOW'16 festival with additional sound and video layers but with an equally participatory focus.
55 mins. 3 performers. can accommodate various spaces and sizes.
Our True Feelings Trailer